The Hill – FEC turns over documents on Gregg Harper’s order

The Federal Election Commission has turned a trove of confidential documents over to House lawmakers following a call to increase agency transparency.

On Wednesday, Republicans on the House Administration Committee praised the FEC for finally releasing some of its internal documents following a Congressional directive.

“We are pleased the FEC is cooperating with the Committee in releasing its enforcement policies and procedures,” the lawmakers wrote in a statement Wednesday. “We thank the FEC for its cooperation and look forward to working with the agency as it continues to improve public access to its enforcement procedures.”

Last November, the House Administration Subcommittee on Elections conducted the first oversight hearing for the FEC since 2004. Chairman Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) ordered the agency to turn over some of its documents under threat of congressional subpoena.

5/23/12