Here is an example. From a blog from a constituent:
On July 3 I sent my FOIA request via E-mail to Congressman Dennis Moore’s office, and followed up with faxed requests to his Overland Park and Washington, DC offices.
I was surprised to receive a response by mail from Congressman Moore’s office so quickly on July 11, but I was not happy with the content of the response.
Congressman Moore simply said Congress was exempt from any open record requests under FOIA:
There are numerous other example of where Congress has made them exempt of the very laws they pass. IE: Obamacare. Congress (Kennedy [D]) has attempted to include a provision to ensure they are expempt from participating: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/northwestvoices/2009395196_health_care_public_option_to_b.html
If you DO NOT agree with this~ WIll contact your elected officials and question and demand ACCOUNTABILITY?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:18 AM on Jul. 11, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 9:21 AM on Jul. 11, 2009
Exactly Carpy... Here's some history on it. It's not a left or right issue. It's an issue of Accountability. Don't you think?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:35 AM on Jul. 11, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 9:39 AM on Jul. 11, 2009
They should absolutely not be excluded from FOIA laws. Sadly, this is just another example of their 'do as I say, not as I do' leadership.
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:05 AM on Jul. 11, 2009
No, they should not. Yes, I will contact my reps.
Answer by Friday at 11:07 AM on Jul. 11, 2009
Also,to be fair~ I am trying to find an example of a Republican who introduced/pulled exempt privileges in their legislation... As of yet I haven't found one. But if someone does, please post... I think the exempt status in the FOIA legislation was a TRUE bipartisan effort...
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:12 AM on Jul. 11, 2009
I am sure it was. Accountability can end your political career. I am sure that none of them want to to be accountable, they just like to cash those checks.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:15 AM on Jul. 11, 2009
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:43 AM on Jul. 11, 2009
Answer by Scorpio359 at 1:55 PM on Jul. 11, 2009