Rep. Barr Moves to Block Ogilvy's ONDCP Win

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A House lawmaker wants to bar Ogilvy & Mather from the White House anti-drug media campaign, while there is talk among the losing contenders about filing a Freedom of Information Act request to get more information on the selection process.

Rep. Bob Barr, R-Ga., plans to introduce an amendment to the House appropriations bill that would prevent taxpayer money being spent “to pay any entity that has entered into a settlement to pay claims against that entity by the United States,” according to the language under consideration.

Ogilvy had been the subject of a federal probe into its billing practices...



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