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GOP Senators Request Subpoenas for CDC, HHS Documents on School Reopenings


A group of republican Senators sent a letter Thursday to democrat Sen. Gary Peters, the chairman of the Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, requesting he issue subpoenas for information related to school reopening guidance.

They also requested unredacted copies of Dr. Fauci’s emails. 

The group previously sent two letters to the Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC, and NIH requesting the same information. 

As reported by Just the News, the senators said the documents provided to them were only “a small subset of records that it had already made public through the Freedom of Information Act,” and that the records “contained the exact same FOIA markings as the public documents.” 

In the second letter, the senators requested that the HHS and NIH provide unredacted copies of Fauci’s emails. However, they said that “once again, HHS refused to be transparent and, on July 27, 2021, sent us what they claimed was the same heavily redacted documents it already released through the FOIA process.”

“These agencies’ apparent contempt for legitimate congressional oversight and the law is unacceptable. This administration cannot be allowed to ignore congressional oversight nor determine what information is fit for Congress’ review,” the group said in their letter to Peters. “We call on you to…initiate proceedings to serve subpoenas to HHS, CDC, and NIH to compel compliance with our lawful demands.”