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Obama Administration Warns of Cuts at Non-Existent Agency

The Obama administration has spent much of the past few weeks sounding the alarm about the impact of sequestration, but it appears it may have overreached, warning of cuts to a federal agency that no longer exists.

Though the National Drug Intelligence Center closed in June 2012, three months before the Office of Management and Budget issued its (supposedly) comprehensive report on the impact of sequestration on each federal agency, the report notes on page 121 that the NDIC would lose $2 million of its $20 million budget.

Reason’s Mike Riggs, who discovered the error, asks, “Might there be other errors in the OMB’s report?”

Below is the Department of Justice’s announcement of the NDIC’s closing. 

Andrew StilesAndrew Stiles is a political reporter for National Review Online. He previously worked at the Washington Free Beacon, and was an intern at The Hill newspaper. Stiles is a 2009 ...


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