By Ramsey Cox
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) blasted President Obama’s administration for stonewalling agency inspectors general.
“This is an administration that pledged to be the most transparent in history. Yet, these nonpartisan, independent agency watchdogs say they are getting stonewalled,” Grassley said Tuesday. “How are the watchdogs supposed to be able to do their jobs without agency cooperation? Inspectors general exist to improve agencies and get the most bang for every tax dollar.”
“This letter underscores the need for congressional review and possibly legislative action,” Grassley said. “Congress needs to respond when inspectors general ask for help. I’ll continue working with the committees of jurisdiction to fix the access problems, through oversight and possibly legislation.”
Grassley serves are ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which oversees the DOJ.