For Immediate Release

Contact: 

Naomi Seligman 202.408.5565

CREW Asks DoJ for Records Regarding Decision to Fund Murtha Pet Project

WASHINGTON - In response to press reports that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is
supporting $44 million in funding for the National Drug Intelligence
Center (now the Center for Strategic Intelligence) in the FY 2010
budget, after years of pushing for the center's closure, CREW filed a
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with DOJ asking for records
regarding the department's sudden about-face. CREW asked
for records related to the effectiveness of the center as well as any
documents related to DOJ's new position. Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) is the
center's primary patron and his earmarks for it have been controversial.

Read CREW's FOIA request, our request for expedition, and the related article from The Hill on the right.

SCROLL TO CONTINUE WITH CONTENT

The media landscape is changing fast

Our news team is changing too as we work hard to bring you the news that matters most.

Change is coming. And we've got it covered.

Please donate to our 2019 Mid-Year Campaign today.

 

###

We want a more open and sharing world.

That's why our content is free. Free to read. Free to republish. Free to share. With no advertising. No paywalls. No selling of your data. How? Nonprofit. Independent. Reader-supported.

All of our original content is published under Creative Commons—allowing (and encouraging) our articles to be republished freely anywhere. In addition to the traffic and reach our content generates on our site, the multiplying impact of our work is huge and growing as our articles flourish across the Internet and are republished by other large and small online and print outlets around the world.

Several times a year we run brief campaigns to ask our readers to pitch in—and thousands of small donations fund our newsroom and allow us to continue publishing. Our 2019 Mid-Year Campaign is underway. Can you help? We can't do it without you.

Please select a donation method:



Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting ethics and accountability in government and public life by targeting government officials -- regardless of party affiliation -- who sacrifice the common good to special interests. CREW advances its mission using a combination of research, litigation and media outreach.

Share This Article

More in: