Groups Protest Labor’s Removal of Child Labor Rulemaking Records

Last week and several of our partners and allies joined the Sunlight Foundation in asking the Department of Labor to re-post documents online relating to recently-withdrawn proposed rules concerning child labor in agriculture. [Read more about the rule and the disappearance of the material here.] As the letter states, there is a clear public interest in ongoing access to documents related to proposed rules even when those proposals are later withdrawn. Removing the documents is inconsistent with the Administration's commitments on open government, and limits public understanding of the issue.

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