A federal employee asks Congress to defund his agency
This summer, the inspector general of a little-known federal agency wrote to Congress with an odd request: Fire me. In fact, cut off the funds for my entire agency. That request, from Mike Marsh at the Alaska-based Denali Commission, has landed Marsh in hot water with the rest of the agency. So far, Congress does not seem convinced: The agency appears poised to be funded again (as long as the government doesn't shut down). Read Marsh's letter to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) below.
GRAPHIC: David A. Fahrenthold and Matt DeLong - The Washington Post. Published Sept. 26, 2013.