Biden administration ignores demands from Congress, watchdogs for votin
From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Sat Oct 29 15:25:25 2022
By Fred Lucas
Published October 29, 2022
On the cusp of the midterm election, the Biden administration is not
releasing information to members of Congress and watchdog groups about
how agencies are imposing an executive order for an "all-of-government"
effort to "promote voter registration and voter participation."
This month, another group of House Republicans sought information about Executive Order 14019, "Promoting Access to Voting," which President
Biden signed in March 2021, and a second government watchdog sued to
get basic information about plans to implement the order.
"Federal executive agencies, which have no business engaging in voter registration or mobilization efforts, as the EO directs, will surely
exceed the scope of their authority under federal law," said a letter
sent Monday by nine Republican House members, led by Rep. Ralph Norman,
R-S.C., to Attorney General Merrick Garland.
Norman and the other members who signed are seeking the Justice
Department’s strategic plan for implementing the order.
"Moreover, in carrying out this EO, employees of these agencies will
likely violate other laws such as the Hatch Act, designed to keep
federal agencies, led by political appointees, from engaging in
political activities to benefit one political party over another," the
House GOP letter adds.