Republican Looks Into How Often Mnuchin’s Team Flies First Class
Groups such as the Campaign Legal Center said they have been rebuffed by GSA when they pursued Freedom of Information Act requests seeking the data. After a court battle, GSA recently agreed as part of a settlement to release reports dealing with use of government planes in fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The CLC is now requesting 2018 reports from the agency. Delaney Marsco, CLC legal counsel, said that when Sen. Charles Grassley(R-Iowa) headed the Senate Judiciary Committee, he pushed for travel data and the GSA eventually turned over information on the use of government planes in 2015 only. “GSA argues they don’t own the documents and can’t hand them over,” Marsco said.
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