Democrats ask White House to stand up for government data

Senate Democrats aired their grievances over how the White House has addressed government data, sending a letter that cited concerns about maintaining the independence and integrity of a leading statistical agency.

The eight lawmakers, led by Washington Senator Patty Murray, on Thursday called for a commitment from President Donald Trump’s administration to stand by “essential, independent work” particularly of the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, which publishes the monthly jobs report and other regular economic figures.

Author: Michelle Jamrisko


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