Regarding the Bush Administration's Abuse of Power in Asserting Executive Privilege in Response to Committee Subpoenas to Stephen Johnson, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, and Susan Dudley, Administrator, White House Office of Management and Budget

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2008-10-14
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21 pages
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The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sought documents related to Clean Air Act decisions involving greenhouse gas emissions and ozone standards. President George W. Bush claimed executive privilege over around 2,000 pages of these documents, withheld by EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson and White House Administrator Susan Dudley. The Committee believes these documents are crucial for assessing compliance with the Clean Air Act and determining if additional legislation is needed. The Administration's refusal to provide essential information has obstructed the Committee's investigation, leading them to conclude that the assertion of executive privilege is unwarranted and an abuse of power.
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