Issa Keeping Business Wish List A Secret. He No Longer Favors Transparency?
I’ve posted several times on Rep. Darrell Issa’s request to businesses for regulations they don’t like. Now, Issa is keeping the responses from business secret from the Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. As Steve Benen points out, this is an odd position for someone who has advocated government transparency.
The committee chairman who obsesses over government “transparency” is the same GOP leader receiving instructions from business groups about the elimination of public safeguards, but refusing to even share them with the other members on his committee. Issa’s Democratic counterpart has decided to start contacting the business groups himself, asking for copies.
Without disclosure, we have to assume the worst. My guess is that businesses are asking for rollbacks of regulations on worker safety, family and medical leave, and clean air requirements. Of course that isn’t just assuming the worst, it is also probably quite realistic.Click here for reuse options!
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