For Immediate Release

CREW and Open-Government Advocates Urge Deficit Commission Transparency

WASHINGTON - Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and 75
open-government advocates have sent a letter to the co-chairs of the
National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, also known as
the Deficit Commission, urging the body to conduct its work in a
transparent and accountable manner.

The Commission, created
by a February 18, 2010 executive order, begins work today on crafting
ways to reduce the federal deficit.


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