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Congressman’s Resolution Dies as He Waits for FOIA Request

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Rep. George Miller, D-CA, the ranking member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, wanted information on wages…

Rep. George Miller, D-CA, the ranking member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, wanted information on wages and benefits to be paid to workers under Hurricane Kartrina reconstruction contracts. On Sept. 22, he filed a FOIA request with the departments of Labor and Homeland Security. On Sept. 27, he offered a House resolution requesting the information. A month later, the committee voted down his resolution, saying a House resolution isn’t required because the information is available under FOIA. Rep. Miller said he had not yet heard from either department, even though more than 20 business days had passed. The Administration’s disdain for information requests from members of Congress …is outrageous.” Rep. Miller said. (10/31/05)

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