Sens. Want Wartime Contract Panel's Records Made Public

Law360, New York (November 9, 2011, 9:42 PM EST) -- Two U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday challenged a decision by a bipartisan panel examining wartime government contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan to seal its records for 20 years, saying those records should be open to the public.

Sens. Jim Webb, D-Va. and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who introduced the legislation that formed the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan, asked U.S. Archivist David S. Ferriero in a letter to take immediate steps to release the commission's records.

“Commission records constitute a very important source of reference...
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