OK, new day. Afternoon everybody. Here is the point I was trying to get across, yesterday.
Perhaps this will clear things up?????
WASHINGTON â�� A key Republican lawmaker on Friday called for an independent probe of an Obama administration practice that prohibited outside groups from participating in early discussions on rental housing policy unless they pledged secrecy.
Other political news of note House passes bill to cut $60 billion in spending
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed legislation to cut $60-billion-plus from hundreds of federal programs early Saturday.
Updated 79 minutes ago 2/20/2011 6:48:43 PM +00:00 Protesters rally for 6th day at Wis. Capitol
Contemplating the state of the unions
How much do public workers earn? The facts
Wisconsin: How we got here
..The White House required more than 80 housing groups to sign a nondisclosure agreement pledging not to share information on what was discussed at meetings they attended of an administration interagency rental housing policy group.
"I will not, without the written permission of (the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development), reveal, divulge or publicize any information covered under this agreement or disseminate any oral, written or electronic information obtained under this collaboration," said the document, provided to Reuters by Representative Judy Biggert.
The Rental Policy Working Group, led by the White House Domestic Policy Council, includes officials from HUD and the Agriculture and Treasury Departments. As part of the rule making process, the group may have had access to market-sensitive information.
Biggert, an Illinois Republican who chairs the House of Representatives panel charged with overseeing HUD, asked HUD's acting Inspector General Michael Stephens to determine if any laws were broken.
In a letter dated Thursday to Stephens and HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, Biggert asked for "an explanation of the circumstances under which these documents were utilized."
"Who requested that they be signed? Why were they deemed necessary?" the letter asked. Biggert requested answers by March 3.
Advertise | AdChoicesAdvertise | AdChoices
Advertise | AdChoices
.Some participants initially refused to sign the document at an early February meeting, Biggert said in the letter, citing someone who brought the document to her attention but who did not attend that meeting.
The matter could prove embarrassing for the Obama administration, which has been vocal in its advocacy for policymaking transparency.
Biggert noted that President Barack Obama had instructed agency heads to create "an unprecedented level of openness in government."
Obama administration spokeswoman Melanie Roussell said the Rental Policy Working Group had shown its commitment to open government by allowing more people to be involved earlier in the policy development process than prior administrations.
"We will continue to engage a broad range of stakeholders, and will do so in a way that maintains the integrity of our decision-making process," Roussell said.
Here is the link below, if you need to know more,
by Grace Marguerite Williams 6 years ago
Election time is nearer and nearer. It is time now for President's Obama assessment. What grade you give President Obama so far? Please detail what grade you would give and why?
by Eric Dierker 4 years ago
Obama Administration Forces Hundreds of Privately Funded Parks to Close Amid ShutdownBy Diane MacedoPublished October 03, 2013FOXBusinesshttp://www.foxbusiness.com/government/2 … -hundreds-privately-funded-parks-to-close-amid/Why would any man order such a thing? How wrongful can Obama get....
by Sandra Mireles 8 years ago
Is freedom of the press in danger in this administration?Re: Freedom of speech, media, internet, etc.
by Jack Lee 3 weeks ago
I am curious. Why did you post this? Obama has been out of office for eighteen months.
by tksensei 9 years ago
Someone from the administration will be knocking on your door shortly to fit you for a navy blue jump suit with matching cap.http://cornyn.senate.gov/public/index.c … cf4c7a255c
by Scott S Bateman 2 weeks ago
Senior Trump official writes anonymous op-ed column in the New York Times about how officials in the administration are trying to protect the country from Trump."The writer states frankly that he considers Trump amoral, erratic, and anti-democratic, as well as “impetuous, adversarial, petty...
|HubPages Device ID|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Google Analytics|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel|
|Google Hosted Libraries|
|Google AdSense Host API|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels|
|Author Google Analytics|
|Amazon Tracking Pixel|