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Senate Letter Asks Sec. Duncan for Update on IG Recommendations to Rulemaking Process

This week, Senators Burr and Coburn sent a letter to Education Secretary Duncan requesting an update on the Department's implementation of the Inspector General's suggested corrective actions for improving transparency and proper management of the negotiated rulemaking process.

Specifically, the Senators asked for an update on Department policies related to:

  • communication with outside parties during rulemaking;
  • public disclosure of contact with outside parties after negotiated rulemaking sessions end;
  • confidential financial disclosures by Department employees working on rulemaking that     impact publicly traded entities.

The Senators asked for responses to their questions by April 30.



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