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Hastings Letter to Director Mathews Burwell Announcing Failure to Comply with Subpoenas, Intent to Invite Officials to Oversight Hearing


WASHINGTON, D.C., November 5, 2013 -

Dear Director Mathews Burwell:

A subpoena was issued to you as Director of the Office of Management and Budget ("OMB") on September 4, 2013, for documents related to the Obama Administration's decision to sequester money paid to states under the Secure Rural Schools ("SRS") program. The subpoena required that the requested documents be provided to the Committee on Natural Resources ("Committee") no later than 12 noon on September 18, 2013.

On September 26, 2013, OMB produced approximately 160 pages, consisting mostly of email communications between OMB and the U.S. Department of Agriculture ("USDA") and the Forest Service in January and February 2013. No additional documents have been provided in response to the Committee's subpoena.

This letter is being sent to inform you the Committee expects to invite you to a hearing, tentatively being planned for November 20, 2013, to consider OMB 's compliance with the September 4 subpoena and to better understand the Obama Administration's application of the sequester to the SRS program. A formal invitation will follow this letter.

Read the entire letter HERE.


Contact: Committee Press Office 202-226-9019

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