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May 07, 2009

“The President’s budget request demonstrates both a dedication to protecting our national security as the Department of Justice’s top priority and a renewed commitment to the Department’s traditional missions,” Attorney General Holder said. “In these tough economic times, it’s more important than ever that we remain vigilant in the fight against crime while never relaxing our guard in the battle against global terrorism.”

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100 Day Progress Report

In the first 100 days of the Obama Administration, Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice have successfully pursued three critical goals: (1) protecting our national security vigilantly and consistently with the rule of law; (2) reinvigorating the Department’s traditional missions, such as fighting crime, safeguarding the civil rights of all Americans, preserving our environment, protecting our public institutions from corruption, and ensuring fairness in the marketplace; and (3) recommitting the Department to its vital traditions of independence, non-partisanship, transparency, and fealty to the law.

Consistent with these goals, the Department has pursued several new initiatives. The Attorney General has led an interagency effort to implement President Obama’s orders to close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility and to develop policies for the detention, interrogation, trial, transfer, or release of individuals apprehended in connection with armed conflicts and counterterrorism operations. The Department has aggressively combated Mexican drug cartels and vigorously targeted financial crimes and mortgage fraud for investigation and prosecution. It has demonstrated its commitment to reform, openness, and accountability by issuing new Freedom of Information Act Guidelines. And the $4 billion in grant funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has allowed the Department to enhance state, local, and tribal law enforcement efforts, including by hiring of new police officers, to combat violence against women, and to fight internet crimes against children.

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Recovery Act and DOJ

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was signed into law by President Obama on February 17th, 2009. It is an unprecedented effort to jumpstart our economy, create or save millions of jobs, and put a down payment on addressing long-neglected challenges so our country can thrive in the 21st century. The Act includes $4 billion in Department of Justice grant funding to enhance state, local, and tribal law enforcement efforts, including the hiring of new police officers, to combat violence against women, and to fight internet crimes against children.

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Other News
May 08, 2009
This is an exciting time as well as a challenging one, and under the leadership of this President and this Attorney General, we are up for the job together. (Read More)
On May 9, 2009, the Department of Justice will monitor municipal elections in the cities of Farmers Branch and Hondo, Texas, to ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act of 1965. (Read More)
May 07, 2009
The Department announced the filing of a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City on behalf of Jose A. Ortega, a Utah National Guard member, against Synapse Data and Telecom Inc., and Matthew Mossbarger, Synapse’s owner and operator, alleging violations of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA).  (Read More)
Anadarko Petroleum Co., and two related oil production companies have agreed to pay a civil penalty of more than $1 million and implement injunctive relief, develop facility response plans, and revise spill prevention as well as containment plans at a cost of more than $8 million during the term of the settlement in order to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act. (Read More)

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