The Obama administration failed to adhere to a court-ordered Friday deadline to turn over all subpoenaed documents to Congress about the government's role in the 2009-2011 Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal, prompting immediate complaints from Congress.

"Today, under court order, DOJ turned over some of the subpoenaed documents," House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz said in a statement late Friday. "The committee, however, is entitled to the full range of documents for which it brought this lawsuit. Accordingly, we have appealed the District Court's ruling in order to secure those additional documents."

A U.S. District Court judge had ruled in January that the Obama administration could not claim executive privilege to keep from making these files public. The Justice Department was given another 60 days to turn over the information.

"As we've long asserted, the committee requires and is entitled to these documents. They are critical to the committee's efforts to complete meaningful oversight. The committee has a duty to understand and shine light on what was happening inside DOJ during the time of this irresponsible operation," Chaffetz said.

Former Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., who started the investigation, but was term-limited out of his leadership role last January, applauded the committee's response to Friday's events.

"I am pleased to learn that the House of Representatives is continuing to prosecute the legal case against the president's claim of executive privilege until all documents related to the Fast and Furious investigation have been delivered," Issa said. "What we need from the president is an explanation of why he felt these documents couldn't been seen by the American people and why there has been no real accountability for the officials involved. Was he protecting the failed gun-walking operation or the cover-up?"

Operation Fast and Furious emerged out of the Phoenix office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' (ATF) in 2009. The operation saw ATF officers allow the sale of guns to straw purchasers, for the purpose of tracking those guns back to Mexican drug cartels.

But the ATF lost track of many of the weapons, and one was found at the scene where Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered in 2010.

The Justice Department did not respond to a request for comment.