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Archive for the ‘ethics’ Category

28
Feb

By: Nicky Ouellet, Montana Public Radio, February 13, 2017 A national government watchdog organization filed a lawsuit this morning against Montana. Campaign for Accountability is suing Sen. Jennifer Fielder, a Republican from Thompson Falls, and the State Legislative Services Division for allegedly failing to comply with a public records request. Campaign for Accountability Executive Director […]

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16
Feb

By: Emily Peck & Melissa Jeltsen, Huffington Post, February 16, 2017 Advocates for women and workers celebrated on Wednesday afternoon as Andrew Puzder, President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Labor Department, announced he was withdrawing his name from consideration the day before his scheduled confirmation hearing. “This is a victory for women,” Julie Kashen, […]

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31
Jan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2017 Contact: Daniel Stevens, 202.780.5750, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org WASHIGNTON D.C. – Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA), asked the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) to immediately open an investigation into whether unnamed employees of the House Judiciary Committee broke any federal laws or House rules by helping President-elect Trump draft his executive order […]

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06
Jan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 6, 2017 Contact: Daniel Stevens, 202.780.5750, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) called on the Department of Justice and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to investigate OneWest bank for using potentially illegal tactics to foreclose on as many as 80,000 California homes.  Mr. Mnuchin, whom President-elect […]

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23
Nov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 23, 2016 Photo: Associated Press Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) asked the Obama administration to publicly release information regarding security for Trump Organization properties around the world.   Trump has properties in many countries, including Azerbaijan, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Ireland, Israel, Istanbul, Panama, […]

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17
Nov

WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than a dozen pro-democracy organizations and leading government ethics experts today urged President-elect Donald Trump to divest his holdings in his business assets. They called on Trump or an independent trustee to sell his assets, with proceeds invested in treasury bills and mutual funds that do not create conflicts of interest. […]

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31
Oct

Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 31, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following FBI Director Jim Comey’s unprecedented decision to inform Congress that the FBI was re-opening the investigation into former State Department Secretary and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) filed […]

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25
Oct

Photo: Flickr/FCC FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 25, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Campaign for Accountability called on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) General Counsel to investigate correspondence between Google Vice President Vint Cert and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler about a provision of a pending rulemaking proceeding.  The communication appears to violate […]

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20
Oct

By: Elise Viebeck, Washington Post, October 19, 2016 The presidential transition teams should adopt a rigorous code of ethics restricting participation from lobbyists and limiting financial conflicts of interest, a coalition of good-government and progressive groups said Wednesday. Read the letter here. The call for tighter rules comes roughly three weeks before the presidential election, which […]

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19
Oct

Photo: flickr FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 19, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Campaign for Accountability joined 15 other organizations and ethics experts in calling on the presidential candidates to adopt an ethical code of conduct for their transition teams.  The letter to the presidential candidates asks them to adopt a […]

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