Secrecy in the Bush Administration

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90 pages
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The Special Investigations Division of the House Committee on Government Reform examined the Bush Administration's approach to open government and revealed a consistent pattern of undermining laws designed to promote public access to information. The report claims the administration expanded laws allowing information withholding and secrecy, while restricting laws promoting transparency. The report states the administration's actions collectively constitute an unprecedented assault on open government principles.
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House Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs, and International Relations, hearing on "National Missile Defense: Test Failures and Technology Development," 106th Cong., H.Hrg. 106-255, (2000, September 8)
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