A watchdog group, the Campaign for Accountability, was among those who asked Interior's IG to investigate. The group said Zinke's Vegas speech "seems to be a special favor provided to a major political supporter of both Sec. Zinke and the president at taxpayer expense."
Company pays stipends of $5,000 to $400,000 for research supporting business practices that face regulatory scrutiny; a ‘wish list’ of topics.
Campaign for Accountability's new report unmasks the Energy and Policy Institute (EPI) – an organization that describes itself as both a watchdog and a think tank – as the apparent project of a public relations firm.
Our Executive Director, Daniel Stevens, writes about Republican megadonor David Humphreys' ties to the Missouri state legislature in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch column.
On January 31, 2017, CfA asked the Office of Congressional Ethics 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 limiting immigration from seven Muslim majority countries.
On November 23, 2016, CfA asked the Obama administration to publicly release information regarding security for Trump Organization properties around the world.
On October 19, 2016, CfA joined 15 other organizations and ethics experts in calling on the presidential candidates to adopt an ethical code of conduct for their transition teams.