Concerned because the deletion of government emails has hampered investigations into possible official wrong-doing, NCAC joins in requesting Congress to act to insure the preservation of government records.

"Concerned with government openness and accountability," the letter reads, "the undersigned organizations respectfully request … hearings on the apparent destruction of e-mails in the Department of Justice to determine how the e-mails could be missing despite the requirements of the Federal Records Act (FRA), and if the Act needs further strengthening."

"The disappearance of emails that are required to be saved under current law raises serious concerns about government transparency and whether information needed to hold the government accountable is being destroyed before officials, Congress and the public can have access to it."

NCAC respectfully urges Congress to hold hearings to examine the issue, and to consider the need for reforms to the FRA.

Click here to read the letter.