WASHINGTON—Today, representatives from Biden’s Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Justice Department (DOJ) and State Department (State) will testify to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Responsiveness and Accountability to Oversight and explain under oath why they are failing to adequately comply with subpoenas and document requests from Congress.
President Biden promised the most transparent government ever when he came into office. But his agencies are either unwilling or unable to live up to his promise.
“Congress must use the power of the purse to reign in these rogue agencies. If my children failed to complete their required homework, I wouldn’t let them have dessert; looks like Congress needs to treat these agencies like that,” said Carl Szabo, NetChoice Vice President & General Counsel. “I can’t figure out what’s worse, if this administration is intentionally hiding its actions from the public or if it is just totally incompetent.”
Szabo continued: “Public service is a public trust, and public trust in our institutions is already at a serious low. Rather than trying to hide their actions from the American people, these agencies should be even more transparent. They work for the American people, not the other way around.”
In NetChoice’s own FOIA requests to the FTC, the agency has also made it extremely difficult to receive the necessary documents requested.
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