GOP lawmakers urge Obama to reject the media pack

POLITICO http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/republicans-adopt-media-pack-20120621-11585938.html Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) introduced a bill that would require the Obama administration to make public any online media packs that the Trump administration has issued, in addition to any other information that the president is aware of.

The package would also require any information that Trump has released in response to congressional requests or inquiries about his policies to be made public.

“The administration has made a lot of false statements to Congress and the American people, but the president still hasn’t been held accountable,” Meadows said.

“This legislation is about making sure the president has a full understanding of his policies and what he is doing.”

The House has already passed the measure and the Senate has not taken it up yet.

The measure was originally scheduled for a vote on Tuesday.

The White House has not responded to a request for comment.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R) and Sen. Mike Lee (R), both of whom are members of the conservative Freedom Caucus, both have criticized Trump’s handling of the media during his first months in office.

Ryan said during a press conference that Trump’s press conference Thursday was “a little disappointing.”

The White House said Thursday that it will release an update to the White House’s “press briefings” by April 1, the deadline set by Congress in its shutdown legislation.