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GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

Government officials sacrificing the best interest of their constituents to outside special interests is nothing new. There have been successful efforts to expose and hold accountable federal legislators who abuse their power, but state legislators’ conduct has rarely been scrutinized, allowing them to behave with impunity.

CfA exposes those who have betrayed the public trust by leveraging their positions for their own ends.

 

Latest Government News
Gazette Opinion: Follow Montana Open Records Law
17 March, 2017
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Documents, FOIA, Government, Montana

By: Billings Gazette, March 17, 2017 During the week that American journalists celebrate openness in government, the Montana House passed a bill ... Read More

Montana Legislature Appropriates $100k to Cover Jennifer Fielder’s Legal Fees
16 March, 2017
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Environment, FOIA, Government, Montana, Public Lands

By: Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press, March 15, 2017 HELENA — Montana lawmakers are poised to foot the bill to defend a state senator who is ... Read More

Montana Sued Over Public Records Request Related To American Lands Council
28 February, 2017
Vendor Testing
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Environment, ethics, Government, Montana, Public Lands

By: Nicky Ouellet, Montana Public Radio, February 13, 2017 A national government watchdog organization filed a lawsuit this morning against Montana... Read More

Andrew Puzder’s Downfall Is The First Big Win For Women In The Trump Era
16 February, 2017
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, ethics, Government, Missouri, Puzder

By: Emily Peck & Melissa Jeltsen, Huffington Post, February 16, 2017 Advocates for women and workers celebrated on Wednesday afternoon as Andre... Read More

Watchdog group working to unseal Puzder’s divorce records before his confirmation hearing
15 February, 2017
Vendor Testing
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Government, Puzder

By: Jonnelle Marte, Washington Post, February 14, 2017 With labor nominee Andrew Puzder’s confirmation hearing just days away, lawmakers and advo... Read More

Montana sued for failing to release emails of state senator from Thompson Falls
14 February, 2017
Vendor Testing
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Environment, Government, Montana, Public Lands

By: Jayme Fraser, Independent Record, February 13, 2017 MISSOULA -- A national government ethics group filed a lawsuit Monday against Montana for f... Read More

Missouri Court to Consider CfA’s Petition to Unseal Labor Secretary Nominee Andrew Puzder’s Divorce Records
14 February, 2017
Vendor Testing
CfA, Corporate, Documents, Government, Missouri, Press Releases, Puzder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 9, 2017 Contact: Daniel Stevens, 202.780.5750, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org (St. Louis, MO) – Today,... Read More

CfA Sues Montana State Senator for Failing to Respond to Open Records Request
13 February, 2017
Vendor Testing
CfA, E-mail, Government, Montana, Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 13, 2017 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 HELENA, MT – Today, Cam... Read More

Will Court Unseal Puzder’s Divorce Records?
10 February, 2017
Vendor Testing
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Government, Missouri, Puzder

By: Hassan A. Kanu, Bloomberg BNA, February 10, 2017 A Missouri state court will consider whether to unseal labor secretary nominee Andrew Puzder... Read More

Hearing for labor secretary nominee delayed; group sues to open St. Louis divorce files
04 February, 2017
Vendor Testing
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Government, Puzder

By: Chuck Raasch, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 2, 2017 The confirmation hearing for labor secretary nominee Andy Puzder, a former St. Louis l... Read More

Ethics group petitions to open Puzder’s divorce records
02 February, 2017
Vendor Testing
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Government, Puzder

By: DAVID E. SANGER, NOAM SCHEIBER and GLENN THRUSH, The New York Times, February 2, 2017 Andrew Puzder’s confirmation hearing to be the next secre... Read More

CfA Asks Court to Unseal Andrew Puzder’s Divorce Records
02 February, 2017
Vendor Testing
CfA, Government, Press Releases, Puzder, Trump

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 2, 2017 Contact: Jon Reinish, 202-999-0461, jreinish@skdknick.com (St. Louis, MO) – Today, Campaign for Acco... Read More

Staffers’ secret work on immigration order rattles the Capitol
01 February, 2017
Vendor Testing
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Government

By: Rachael Bade, Politico, January 31, 2017 (Photo Credit: Getty) News that House Judiciary Committee staffers secretly collaborated on President... Read More

CfA Files Ethics Complaint Against House Staffers Who Worked on Trump’s Immigration Order
31 January, 2017
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Conflict of Interest, ethics, Government, Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2017 Contact: Daniel Stevens, 202.780.5750, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org WASHIGNTON D.C. – Today,... Read More

Montana leaders often use personal email to conduct government business
09 January, 2017
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Documents, E-mail, FOIA, Government, Montana

By: Jayme Fraser, Billings Gazette, January 8, 2017 HELENA — Dozens of Montana legislators, the governor and several top staff members often us... Read More

CfA Calls on Federal Authorities to Investigate Steven Mnuchin’s OneWest Bank for Fraud
06 January, 2017
Daniel Stevens
California, CfA, Corporate, Documents, ethics, Government, predatory lending, Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 6, 2017 Contact: Daniel Stevens, 202.780.5750, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org WASHINGTON, D.C. – ... Read More

CfA and FSFP File FEC Complaint Against Russian Government and Trump Campaign
16 December, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Government, Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 16, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, 202.780.5750, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today,... Read More

Lobbying muscle may help tech titans trump Trump
13 December, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Google, Government

By: Alan Holmes, Center for Public Integrity, 12/13/16 The conventional wisdom in the nation’s capital is that President-elect Donald Trump is ba... Read More

CfA Asks Obama Administration for Information Regarding Security at Trump Properties
23 November, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Conflict of Interest, Corporate, corruption, ethics, Government, Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 23, 2016 Photo: Associated Press Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 ... Read More

Campaign for Accountability Seeks FBI File on Trump Son-In-Law Jared Kushner
21 November, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Documents, FOIA, Government, Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 21, 2016 Photo: Getty Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 WASHINGTO... Read More

Trump Must Divest Himself of All Business Holdings, Democracy Advocates and Ethicists Say
17 November, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, corruption, ethics, Government, Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than a dozen pro-democracy organizations and leading government ethics experts today urged President-elect Donald Trump to d... Read More

Can Trump and tech get along?
10 November, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Google, Government

Much of Silicon Valley was shocked to learn Donald Trump was elected president. Now, they're asking themselves how they can work with him to improve t... Read More

Watchdog Group Seeks Sen. Fielder’s Emails on Land Transfers
02 November, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Documents, Environment, Government

Photo: Thom Bridge, Independent Record By: Tristan Scott, Flathead Beacon, November 1, 2016 A government watchdog group has asked Montana’s se... Read More

CfA Files Complaint with FBI Office of Professional Responsibility Against FBI Director Jim Comey
31 October, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, E-mail, ethics, Government, Investigation, Press Releases, Regulations

Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 31, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 20... Read More

CfA Asks FCC General Counsel to Investigate Agency Communications With Google Executive
25 October, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Corporate, ethics, Google, Government, Press Releases

Photo: Flickr/FCC FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 25, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 WASHI... Read More

Clinton and Trump transitions must follow strict ethics rules
20 October, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Conflict of Interest, ethics, Government

By: Elise Viebeck, Washington Post, October 19, 2016 The presidential transition teams should adopt a rigorous code of ethics restricting participa... Read More

Silicon Valley Cozies Up to Washington, Outspending Wall Street 2-1
19 October, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Google, Government, Revolving Door

By: Saleha Moshin, Bloomberg, October 18, 2016 A political weather map of America would show Wall Street under a cloud, and Silicon Valley bathed i... Read More

CfA Joins Coalition Calling on Presidential Transition Teams to Adopt Ethics Code
19 October, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Conflict of Interest, ethics, Government, Press Releases

Photo: flickr FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 19, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 WASHINGTO... Read More

CfA Calls on White House to Enforce Ethics Rules Amid Cozy Relationship with Google
04 October, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Corporate, Google, Government, Press Releases

Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) called on the White House to develop a more robust ethics program in light of the numerous meetings between f... Read More

Broad Coalition Urges McConnell to Drop Secret-Money Rider 
26 September, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Corporate, Government, political spending, Press Releases, SEC, Shareholder Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202-780-5750 WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday... Read More

Letter to Trump Calling for Disclosure of Business Investments
20 September, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Conflict of Interest, ethics, Government

Photo: Damon Winter, The New York Times More than 50 former government officials and national security and military figures have written a letter c... Read More

CfA Again Calls on DOJ to Investigate Donald Trump After New Revelations about His Financial Disclosures
15 September, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Conflict of Interest, Corporate, Government, Press Releases

Photo: TheNational Details uncovered by Newsweek reveal the extent to which Donald Trump appears to have evaded federal requirements for disclosing h... Read More

CfA Calls for Lands Commission to Release Findings of Investigation into Abuse of Taxpayer Resources
13 September, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Environment, Government, Investigation, Press Releases, Public Lands, Uncategorized, Utah

More than two months have passed since the commission’s leaders promised to spend 30 days investigating questionable billing practices  FOR IMM... Read More

CfA Calls on DOJ IG to Investigate Leak of Confidential Information Related to Clinton Email Investigation
13 September, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, ethics, Government, Investigation, Press Releases

Photo: Youtube FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 13, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 WASHI... Read More

CfA Asks US DOJ to Investigate Donald Trump for Filing Apparently Inaccurate Financial Disclosure Forms
30 August, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Documents, ethics, Government, New York, Press Releases

Photo: Youtube/Golf.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 30, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 ... Read More

The Pentagon’s use of FOIA is flawed. Now it wants to make it even stricter.
24 August, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, FOIA, Government

By: Dan Lamothe, The Washington Post, August 24, 2016 A wide-ranging group of government transparency advocates asked Congress on Wednesday to bloc... Read More

In Anti-LGBT push, All Politics Not Local
29 July, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CfA Blog Posts, CFA IN THE NEWS, E-mail, FOIA, Government, Religious Freedom, Uncategorized

By: Anne Weismann, Courier-Journal, 7/29/16 When it comes to pushing for legislation legitimizing discrimination against the LGBT community, all po... Read More

Some Federal E-Mail Systems Won’t Meet 2016 Deadline
26 July, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, E-mail, FOIA, Government

By: Cheryl Bolen, Bloomberg BNA, 7/21/2016 Not all federal agencies will meet the Dec. 31 Obama administration deadline to install a record-keeping... Read More

New York Times sues for Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s emails
18 July, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, ethics, Government

By: Austin Wright, Politico, July 18, 2016 Attorneys for The New York Times and the Justice Department are due in federal court Tuesday as part of ... Read More

CfA Statement on DoD’s Refusal to Investigate Secretary Carter’s Email Use-UPDATED
15 July, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Documents, ethics, FOIA, Government, Press Releases, Regulations

Photo: flickr/Ash Carter UPDATE: July 15, 2016, 6:30 PM On July 15, 2016, at 6:00 PM, the Inspector General's office sent the following email to... Read More

CfA Releases Report Showing State Anti-LGBT Laws Coordinated at National Level
14 July, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Government, Press Releases, Texas

Photo of Gov. Greg Abbott signing Texas' Pastor Protection Act in 2015: Office of the Governor. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 14, 2016 Contact: D... Read More

Utah Legislature is investigating questioned billings from public-land-transfer lawyers, consultants
11 July, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Environment, Government, Utah

By: Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, July 8, 2016 The Utah Legislature is reevaluating the $912,000 it has paid to lawyers and other outside c... Read More

Public lands lawyers billed Utah for luxury flights, hotels
08 July, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, ethics, Government, Utah

By: Michelle L. Price, Associated Press, July 6, 2016 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Lawyers hired to help Utah prepare a $14 million lawsuit against the ... Read More

Can super PACs be put back in the box?
07 July, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Government, political spending, Special Interests

By: Matea Gold, Washington Post, July 6, 2016 A powerhouse legal team representing a bipartisan group of congressional members and candidates is un... Read More

CfA Joins All-Star Legal Team Representing Candidates and Members of Congress Seeking to Abolish Super PAC Spending
07 July, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Corporate, corruption, Government, political spending, Press Releases, Special Interests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 7, 2016 CONTACT: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 COMPLAINT SEEKS REVERSAL OF 201... Read More

CfA Opposes FBI Proposal to Exempt Biometrics Database from Privacy Act
07 July, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Government, Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 7, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 On Wednesday, Campaign for Acc... Read More

Are Utah taxpayers Footing Bill for Land-Transfer Lawyers’ Lavish Travel?
06 July, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Documents, Environment, ethics, Government, Public Lands, Utah

By: Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, July 6, 2016 Lawyers and other consultants promoting Utah's bid to take control of public lands have billed ... Read More

CfA Demands that Liberty Counsel Immediately Release Documents Responsive to Its Open Records Request
06 July, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Documents, FOIA, Government, Press Releases, Religious Freedom

Photo: Timothy D. Easley/AP FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 6, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 ... Read More

CfA Demands Audit of Legislative Expenditures for Utah Land Transfer Lawsuit
06 July, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Environment, Government, Press Releases, Public Lands, Utah

Photo: Flickr: Drew Tarvin FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 6, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 Ex... Read More

The Growing Google-ization Of Washington
16 June, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Google, Government

By: Doug Halonen, TVNewsCheck, 6/8/2016 Google’s clout has been on the rise at the FCC over the past few years, and that’s causing heartburn fo... Read More

Justice Department’s Secret Legal Opinions Sought in Court
09 June, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, FOIA, Government

By: Charles S. Clarke, Government Executive, 6/9/2016 A transparency group is taking the Justice Department to court over whether the confidential ... Read More

CfA Sues DOJ for Failing to Release OLC Opinions
08 June, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, FOIA, Government, Press Releases

Photo: Flickr: North Charleston FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.575... Read More

CfA Statement on the FBI and SEC Investigation of Sen. Bob Corker
25 May, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Conflict of Interest, ethics, Government, Insider Trading, Press Releases, SEC

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images (Retrieved from Slate) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 25, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, 202.780.5750, dstevens@camp... Read More

Kansas Prosecutor Looking into Election Official’s Conduct
11 May, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, corruption, ethics, Government, Kansas

By: Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press, 5/9/16 WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prosecutor is looking into allegations of misuse of public funds again... Read More

SEC: Congress Has Tied Our Hands on Spending Disclosure Rule
10 May, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Government, Regulations, SEC

By: C. Ryan Barber, The National Law Journal, 5/10/16 In May 2014, Stephen Silberstein asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a rule... Read More

CfA Files Fraud Complaint Against Former KS Election Official Brian Newby
09 May, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, corruption, Documents, ethics, Government, Press Releases

NEWBY MISSPENT GOVERNMENT FUNDS ON TOYS, BOOKS AND TRAVEL FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountabi... Read More

Consumer Watchdog Took Millions From Google, Quiet on Privacy Concerns
03 May, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Google, Government

By: Alana Goodman, Washington Free Beacon, 5/3/2016 An influential tech industry watchdog group that has received millions of dollars from Google h... Read More

Campaign for Accountability Launches Google Transparency Project
26 April, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Corporate, Documents, Google, Government, Press Releases

Photo: bubbletea1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 26, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 PROJECT C... Read More

CfA Asks Defense Dept IG to Investigate Secretary Carter’s Email Use
05 April, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Documents, FOIA, Government, Press Releases

Photo: Zach Gibson, The New York Times FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 5, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 20... Read More

CfA to Launch Project Documenting Google’s Influence on Government
01 April, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Documents, Google, Government, Press Releases, Uncategorized

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, ... Read More

Group asks attorney general to investigate Utah lawmaker
29 March, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, FOIA, Government, Utah

Photo: KUTV By: Hallie Golden, Associated Press, 3/16/2016 SALT LAKE CITY - A watchdog group said in a complaint Wednesday that a Utah lawmaker... Read More

Letter to the Dept. of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel Requesting the Release of OLC Opinions
22 March, 2016
Daniel Stevens
Documents, Government

On March 22, 2016, Campaign for Accountability sent a letter to the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice, requesting OLC make availabl... Read More

Sen. Bob Corker’s bets on hedge funds need to be looked into, says watchdog group
22 March, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Conflict of Interest, Government, SEC

By: Bethany McLean, Yahoo! Finance, 3/21/16 "Well first of all, these hedge fund folks, which by the way, they're just doing what wealthy, connecte... Read More

Complaint says Utah’s Ivory used taxpayer time to advocate for American Lands Council
17 March, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, corruption, Government

By: Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 3/15/16 Newly released documents show that state Rep. Ken Ivory, the Western lawmaker most identified with t... Read More

CfA Joins Coalition Calling on the White House to Support FOIA Reform
16 March, 2016
Daniel Stevens
Documents, FOIA, Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On March 16, 2016, more than 40 organizations and individuals committed to government openness and accountability sent a letter ... Read More

It Took a FOIA Lawsuit to Uncover How the Obama Administration Killed FOIA Reform
09 March, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, FOIA, Government

Photo: ABC News By: Jason Leopold, Vice News, 3/9/2016 The Obama administration has long called itself the most transparent administration in h... Read More

While US Attorney General, Eric Holder Used Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Birth Name as His Official Email Address
25 February, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CFA IN THE NEWS, Government

Photo: AP By: Jason Leopold, Vice News, 2/25/16 Former US Attorney General Eric Holder is a huge fan of NBA hall of famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.... Read More

CfA Files FEC Complaint Against Heaney for Congress and NY Jobs Council
03 February, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, FEC, Government, New York, Press Releases

Photo: Jay Westcott/Politico FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 3, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 ... Read More

Corker’s Top Contributors are Tenants in Building He Owns
20 January, 2016
Admin
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Government

Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call By: Will Tucker, OpenSecrets.org, January 20, 2016 The commercial building Sen. Bob Corker owns in Chattanooga... Read More

Utah Land Grab A Fool and Other People’s Money
11 January, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Government

Photo: Al Hartmann, The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial, The Salt Lake Tribune, January 8, 2016 A fool and his money are soon parted. When the fool ... Read More

It’s Not Just Militia Members Who Want to Take Over Federal Land
06 January, 2016
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Government

Photo: Rick Bowmer, AP By: Stephanie Mencimer, Mother Jones, January 2016 As a young man, Ken Ivory served as a Mormon missionary in Guatemala. ... Read More

CfA Rebukes Anti-Disclosure Riders in Omnibus Bill
16 December, 2015
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CfA Blog Posts, Corporate, Government, political spending, Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 16, 2015 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, (202) 780-5750 WASHINGTON D.C. - Earli... Read More

CfA Calls on DOJ to Investigate Obama Admin Officials for Revolving Door Violations
15 December, 2015
Daniel Stevens
CfA, Government, Press Releases, Uncategorized

Photo: Flickr/futureatlas.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 15, 2015 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.... Read More

Sen. Bob Corker Failed to Properly Disclose Millions of Dollars in Income
14 December, 2015
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Government

Photo: Michael Reynolds By: Brody Mullins, Wall Street Journal, 12/13/15 WASHINGTON—Sen. Bob Corker failed to properly disclose millions of do... Read More

Kubosh, Martin blast HERO-related records request
09 December, 2015
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, FOIA, Government

Photo: Karen Warren By: Katherine Driessen, Houston Chronicle, 12/8/15 Councilmen Michael Kubosh and Dave Martin on Tuesday blasted a records re... Read More

Sen. Corker’s Relationship with Real Estate Industry Highlighted in Voting Record
02 December, 2015
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Government

Photo: Cliff Owen, AP By: Bethany McLean, Yahoo! Finance, 12/02/15 As you may have seen, the Campaign for Accountability (CFA), a D.C. watchdog ... Read More

Campaign for Accountability filed complaint against Corker
25 November, 2015
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Government

By: Matt Pulford, Nooga.com, November 11, 2015 Following media attention on Sen. Bob Corker’s (R-Tenn.) possible insider trading actions, the Cam... Read More

Watchdog Complaint Accuses Corker of Insider Trading, False Statements
13 November, 2015
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Government

By: Michael Collins, The Commercial Appeal, 11/11/15 A government watchdog group has filed a complaint against U.S. Sen. Bob Corker that accuses th... Read More

Watchdog Group Calls for Probes of U.S. Sen. Corker Stock Trades
12 November, 2015
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Government

By: Reuters, 11/10/15 A non-profit watchdog group on Tuesday called on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and a Senate ethics panel to pro... Read More

Watchdog Group Calls For Investigation Of Republican Senator’s Stock Trades
12 November, 2015
Daniel Stevens
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Government

Photo: Jonathan Ernst, Reuters By: Chuck Ross, Daily Caller, 11/10/15 A government watchdog group filed a complaint with the Securities and Exch... Read More

Turkish Faith Movement Secretly Funded 200 Trips for Lawmakers and Staff
29 October, 2015
Daniel Stevens
CFA IN THE NEWS, Government

Photo:  Burhan Ozbilici, AP By: Paul Singer and Paulina Firozi, USA Today, 10/29/15 "It strains credulity to believe members of Congress and thei... Read More

Payday Lender Donations to McHenry Prompt Probe Call
26 October, 2015
Admin
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Government, payday lenders

By: Mark Barrett, Asheville Citizen-Times, 10/23/15 A Washington-based watchdog group is asking for an ethics probe of 10th District U.S. Rep. Pat... Read More

Watchdog Group Files Ethics Complaint Against McHenry
23 October, 2015
Admin
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Government

Photo: AP Photo By: Kevin Ellis, Gaston Gazette, 10/23/15 A watchdog group accuses Rep. Patrick McHenry of taking thousands of dollars in campai... Read More

Op-ed: Western Freedom Festival wastes tax money on Ivory’s political agenda
22 October, 2015
Admin
CfA, CfA Blog Posts, CFA IN THE NEWS, Government

Photo: Scott G Winterton, Deseret News By: Anne Weismann, Campaign for Accountability, 10/22/15 On Friday, Utah State Rep. Ken Ivory is schedul... Read More

Campaign for Accountability Releases Statement on Dismissal of Complaint Against Utah State Rep. Ken Ivory
21 October, 2015
Admin
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Government, Press Releases

Photo: Steve Griffin, Salt Lake Tribune Washington D.C. - Earlier today, the Utah Attorney General’s Office concluded its investigation of Utah S... Read More

Public-land Transfer Proponents May Have Violated Lobbying Laws
20 October, 2015
Admin
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Environment, Government

Photo: Rick Bowmer, AP By: Joshua Zaffos, High Country News, 10/20/15 The central organization that advocates for Western states to take over fe... Read More

Holder, Too Late, Calls for Transparency on DOJ Torture Investigation
16 October, 2015
Admin
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Government

Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images By: Dan Froomkin, The Intercept, 10/15/15 Former attorney general Eric Holder on Wednesday called for the pu... Read More

Editorial: Payday loan industry contributions to Fincher merit scrutiny
13 October, 2015
Admin
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Government

Photo: Greg Nash The Commerical Appeal, 10/9/15 Campaign contributions accepted from the payday loan industry by West Tennessee congressman Step... Read More

Did Predatory Lenders Pay These 12 Lawmakers to Hobble the CFBP?
08 October, 2015
Admin
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Government

By: Joshua Holland, The Nation, 10/8/15 This week, a government watchdog filed an ethics complaint alleging that a dozen members of Congress had re... Read More

Congressman Alcee Hastings: Bribed By Payday Loan Industry?
08 October, 2015
Admin
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Corporate, Government

By: Kyle Swenson, New Times, 10/7/15 The U.S. Congress runs on wink-wink arrangements and campaign contributions. So perhaps it's no surprise that ... Read More

Report: Fincher contributions questioned
08 October, 2015
Admin
CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Government

By: Tyler Whetstone, Jackson Sun, 10/7/15 U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher, along with 10 other members of Congress, has had an ethics complaint filed aga... Read More

Watchdog Files Ethics Complaints Against 11 Members Over Payday-Lender Support
07 October, 2015
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CfA, CFA IN THE NEWS, Government

By: Rachel Roubein, National Journal, 10/6/15 A watchdog organization filed a complaint Monday with the Office of Congressional Ethics, alleging th... Read More

Ohio Congressman Called Out For Payday Lending Hackery
07 October, 2015
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By D.C. DeWitt, Plunderbund, 10/5/2015 U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers, a Republican from Upper Arlington, has been called on the carpet this week in a com... Read More

N.J.’s Garrett hit with ethics complaint over support for payday lenders
06 October, 2015
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By: Jonathan Salant, NJ.com, 10/6/2015 WASHINGTON — A watchdog group has filed an ethics complaint against U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett and 10 other l... Read More

Group questions Fincher’s contributions from payday lenders
06 October, 2015
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By Michael Collins, Knoxville News Sentinel, 10/5/2015 WASHINGTON — A government watchdog group has filed an ethics complaint against U.S. Rep. S... Read More

Complaint alleges Rep. Scott Garrett, others helped payday loan industry prior to campaign donations
05 October, 2015
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By Herb Jackson, The Record, 10/5/2015 Rep. Scott Garrett is one of 11 House members cited in an ethics complaint filed Monday by a watchdog group ... Read More

Group files ethics complaint against Sessions, Hensarling, and Neugebauer; cites donations from payday loan industry
05 October, 2015
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Photo: David Woo By Michael A. Lindenberger, Dallas Morning News, 10/5/2015 Note: We’ve asked for comment from the offices of the three Texas ... Read More

CfA Files Ethics Complaint Against 11 Members of Congress Alleging Collusion with Payday Loan Industry
05 October, 2015
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 5, 2015 CONTACT: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 CfA Files Ethics Complaint A... Read More

New Court Docs: Maker of Tylenol Had a Plan to Block Tougher Regulation
21 September, 2015
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Photo: Krista Kjellman Schmidt, Lena Groeger, Al Shaw By Jeff Gerth and T. Christian Miller, ProPublica, 9/21/2015 Recently filed court documen... Read More

Some Companies Balk at Disclosing Details of Political Giving
15 September, 2015
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Photo: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters By Vipal Monga and Maxwell Murphy, Wall Street Journal, 9/14/2015 Shareholders are hitting a wall with some major c... Read More

Lobbyist Finds a Quiet Place to Work, as a Six-Figure U.S. Government Contractor
14 September, 2015
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Photo: El Nuevo Dia, via Associated Press By Eric Lipton, The New York Times, 9/14/2015 WASHINGTON — In this city with a grand tradition of g... Read More

Democrats Pressure SEC to Force Disclosure of Political Spending
01 September, 2015
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By David Michaels, Bloomberg, 9/1/2015 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is being dragged into the 2016 presidential election -- and it h... Read More

Pre-Internet Reg Lets Air Force Destroy Political Flight Records
13 August, 2015
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By Ethan Barton, The Daily Caller, 8/11/15 Antiquated regulations keep voters from seeing potentially important information about presidential cand... Read More

In The News: Judge keeps exhibit sealed in Las Vegas Sands case
22 July, 2015
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Associated Press, 7/17/2015 LAS VEGAS — A Nevada judge on Thursday denied an attempt to unseal a private investigator’s report in a wrongful term... Read More

In The News: Homeland Security Leaders Bent Rules on Private E-Mail
21 July, 2015
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By Josh Rogin, BloombergView, 7/20/2015 Jeh Johnson, the secretary of homeland security, and 28 of his senior staffers have been using private Web-... Read More

Op-Ed: Ivory’s tower built on faulty foundation
20 July, 2015
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By: Anne L. Weismann Originally appeared in The Hill, July 15th, 2015 The idea that states can compel the federal government to return ownership and... Read More

Background resources on investigation into Sheldon Adelson
09 June, 2015
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Sheldon Adelson lectures court after tales of triads and money laundering, The Guardian, May 1, 2015 http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/01/s... Read More

Top 5 reasons why Ken Ivory’s quest for state control of federal land is fool’s gold
01 June, 2015
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Image: Steve Griffin | Salt Lake Tribune file photo Utah State Rep. Ken Ivory is passionate about returning federal lands to state control and he ... Read More

Ken Ivory Complaint: UTAH
01 June, 2015
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Campaign for Accountability (CfA) has asked Sean D. Reyes, the Attorney General for the state of Utah, to investigate Utah State Representative Ken Iv... Read More

Ken Ivory Complaint: MONTANA
01 June, 2015
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The Campaign for Accountability (CfA) has asked Tim Fox, the Attorney General for the state of Montana, to investigate Utah State Representative Ken I... Read More

Ken Ivory Complaint: ARIZONA
01 June, 2015
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The Campaign for Accountability (CfA) has asked Mark Brnovich, the Attorney General for the State of Arizona, to investigate Utah State Representative... Read More

Mitch Landrieu issues anti-discrimination order to head off Jindal backlash
22 May, 2015
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The Times-Picayune By: Robert McClendon Following on the heels of Gov. Bobby Jindal's religious freedom executive order, New Orleans Mayor Mitc... Read More

N.Y. State Senate Leader Dean Skelos, Son Arrested on Corruption Charges
07 May, 2015
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By: Rebecca Davis O'Brien and Erica Orden Photo: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters Wall Street Journal New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos ... Read More

New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics Reports
01 May, 2015
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The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics Reports plays a significant role in the operation and oversight of government –promoting integr... Read More

Missouri Senate Endorses Payday Lenders Legislation
16 April, 2015
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By AP The Missouri Senate has endorsed legislation that would prohibit borrowers from getting a renewal on payday loans. State law currently all... Read More

NY Times: Time to require disclosure of corporate political spending
05 March, 2015
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By New York Times Editorial Board Midway into a three-and-a-half-hour congressional hearing this week featuring Mary Jo White, the chairwoman of th... Read More

27 February, 2014
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On this episode of VICE Meets, they sit down with Ken Vogel, the chief investigative reporter at Politico. In his book Big Money: 2.5 Billion Dolla... Read More


 

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