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Quigley Statement on White House Release of Visitor Logs

May 10, 2021
Press Release

Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Transparency Caucus, released the following statement after the Biden administration released 400 records of White House visits from the first weeks of his administration and pledged to release the logs monthly moving forward:

“After four years of Donald Trump and his administration shrouding their visitor logs in secrecy, I am incredibly encouraged that President Biden has released the first month of his administration’s White House visitor logs. I am also pleased that President Biden’s administration has pledged to continue releasing these records on a rolling basis.

“The American public deserves to know who has access to the halls of power and who any administration is receiving counsel from. The decision to make these logs public cannot be subject to the whims of who is in the White House during any given year. Congress must codify this policy to ensure that no future administration can return to operating in the shadows.

“I look forward to working with the Biden administration and my colleagues in Congress to ensure this remains the policy for every presidency in the future.”