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They also contrasted the response to the handover of thousands of documents on Hurricane Katrina by the administration of former President George W. Bush.
"Because of your utter refusal to submit a single sheet of paper in response to the committee's inquiry. The Trump Administration's preparation and response to hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands has Committee has no choice but to look for a compulsory procedure, "wrote Cummings and Rouda.
They condemned the White House's "unacceptable" "non-compliance", especially when based on strong, clear and bipartisan precedents, and especially when referring to the deaths of thousands of American citizens. Emagazine.credit-suisse.com/app/art…1007 & lang = DE Tens of thousands of documents in response to an almost identical call "
" Their actions are in stark contrast to the Bush administration, which. they added, noting that the Bush White House spent more than $ 100 million on 12,000 pages from the president 's office and nearly 6,000 pages from the vice president' s office.
May, and had requested the documents by May 20. They noted that the May application follows an identical application from October 2017.
Cummings and Rouda requested the documents by July 10, saying that they would try to "get these documents in alternative ways" if they were handed over by the White House.
A high-ranking government official told The Hill in a statement on Tuesday that the White House de received a letter and thought about his answer.
A committee spokesman for the GOP said that Cummings "is causing controversy."
"Just last year, the Oversight Democrats have confirmed that the Trump administration already had more than 17,000 documents related to the hurricane – passed by the committee, "said the spokesman. "Although the committee has held two hearings on hurricane response efforts, interviewed numerous witnesses, and signed a regular contract with FEMA, nothing in the administration will satisfy Chairman Cummings unless it supports the Democrats' charges."
Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the islands in 2017.
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