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Friday, February 03, 2006

Lawmakers Urge More Executive Branch Oversight

From the Washington Post, an article about members of Congress seeking more oversight of the Executive branch, especially after the Bush administration's recent actions during the NSA spying revelation and their refusal to turn over documents relating to Katrina. From the article:

The Bush administration's reluctance to provide lawmakers with documents related to domestic surveillance, the response to Hurricane Katrina and other matters prompted stern complaints from Congress yesterday, as Democrats in particular vowed to push for more aggressive oversight of the executive branch.
The sharpest exchanges involved the administration's legal reasoning for tasking the National Security Agency to monitor Americans' international calls and e-mails without obtaining a court warrant. The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing on the issue starting Monday, but some members said the inquiry will be pointless if the administration refuses to share legal documents that rationalized the eavesdropping program soon after the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Click here to read the article.

--Tom Hayes


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