Obama Administration Transparency Faces Congressional Oversight

Congress will hold a hearing on Wednesday to evaluate part of President Barack Obama’s three-year-old pledge to make transparency the “touchstone” of administration.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee issued a report Thursday that found the administration as a whole was slightly above average in providing government documents to the public.

The C- was achieved only by high scores from small government agencies, but major cabinet level departments such as the departments of Commerce, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Interior and as well as the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) got failing grades for transparency.

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