Campaign for Accountability’s comment explains why the Chamber’s Petition looks to be a bald-faced attempt at protecting Big Tech profits by making it easier to disqualify Chair Lina Khan from participating in future cases.
Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) submitted a comment to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) asking it to reject betting company KalshiEX, LLC’s proposal to allow events contracts based on the result of US elections.
A new TTP report outlines how former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and his proxies played a major role in shaping legislation to boost the U.S. semiconductor industry—legislation that could directly benefit Schmidt’s network of investments.
Today, the Tech Transparency Project released a report detailing how Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH) could profit from his own plan to reform Section 230 -- one that would keep protections intact for "new entrants" like Rumble, in which he's invested.
Yesterday, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) asked the SEC to investigate stablecoin issuer Circle’s proposed SPAC, highlighting numerous undisclosed red flags with the potential $9 billion merger.
Campaign for Accountability Files Bar Complaint Against Lane Ruhland Alleging Potential Legal Ethics Violations for Working for the Campaigns of Both Kanye West and Trump
News reports indicate that Ms. Ruhland simultaneously represented and engaged in legal work on behalf of two parties with directly adverse interests, the presidential campaigns of Kanye West and Donald J. Trump. Such representation appears to violate Ms. Ruhland’s ethical obligations under Wisconsin Bar Rules to avoid representing parties where there is a conflict of interests between the parties.
Interior IG to Review CfA’s Request for Investigation into Acting Secretary Bernhardt’s Relationship with Former Client
On April 2, 2019, CfA announced that the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of the Interior confirmed it is reviewing CfA’s request for investigation into Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and his relationship with his former lobbying client, Westlands Water District, an agricultural conglomerate in California.
"The update came in the wake of a request by the [...] Campaign for Accountability for congressional officials to investigate whether Faegre and Wheeler violated the lobbying law requirements by failing to disclose that Interior meeting."
On August 30, 2018, CfA filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeking communications between Sec. Alex Azar, and any representative or lobbyist for Eli Lilly and Company. Sec. Azar worked at Eli Lilly for a decade, and he has supported a proposed rule change at HHS that would greatly benefit the pharmaceutical manufacturer.
"A watchdog group has asked ethics officials at the Department of Health and Human Services to investigate the relationship between Alex Azar, who heads the department, and Eli Lilly (LLY), his former employer, over a recently proposed rule that would benefit drug makers."