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Darrell Issa seeks answers on Occupy D.C. from Park Service

Protesters from Occupy D.C. march past the Washington Convention Center during a November demonstration. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) whose committee oversees the District, said in a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Tuesday that the Park Service had been “unresponsive” to the “overwhelming majority” of the committee’s requests for information regarding the ongoing protest at the federally-owned park.

Issa’s committee launched an investigation last month into whether the Occupy protesters are camping on federal parkland illegally and has asked the Park Service for a number of materials, including a written explanation of the difference between a “24-hour vigil” and camping out.

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Ed O’Keefe is covering the 2016 presidential campaign, with a focus on Jeb Bush and other Republican candidates. He's covered presidential and congressional politics since 2008. Off the trail, he's covered Capitol Hill, federal agencies and the federal workforce, and spent a brief time covering the war in Iraq.


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