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CREW: Dept. of Navy: Dept. of Transportation: Regarding Contractor Relationships With Don Young

On May 25, 2011, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) sent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to the Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration and the Department of the Navy’s Military Sealift Command seeking contracts awarded to two companies with close ties to Rep. Don Young (R-AK) as well as communication between the agencies and Rep. Young’s congressional office. Recent news articles publicized the multi-million dollar contracts and the companies’ personal and financial connections to the congressman. As CREW explained in its requests, these records will shed light on whether Rep. Young played a role in helping the companies secure federal funds.