A public-interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption wants to know why the Department of Health and Human Services is giving so much in healthcare grants to a racial identity organization.
Judicial Watch is questioning why federal funding for the National Council of La Raza nearly tripled from $4.1 million to $11 million in fiscal year 2010, the year former La Raza executive Cecilia Munoz joined the Obama administration. She now serves as the director of the White House Domestic Policy Council.
Tom Fitton is president of Judicial Watch, which is suing to obtain documents through the Freedom of Information Act related to the grants awarded to La Raza between September 11, 2009 and September 20, 2011.
“There are always going to be groups out there that work with politicians in office. That’s the reality of politics in America,” acknowledges Fitton. “But those groups shouldn’t have federal funding go from 4 [million dollars] to 11 million [dollars] just because their people are in the White House. That’s where you get the potential for corruption.”
He says one might question why a group like La Raza is getting any federal grant money at all.
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