Ethics

Government Watchdog Seeks Investigation of Interior Secretary for Violating Hatch Act

On June 27, 2018, CfA called on the Office of Special Counsel to investigate whether Secretary Ryan Zinke violated the Hatch Act by wearing a pair of socks bearing the likeness of President Trump and his campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again”, while participating in the Western Governors’ Association’s annual meeting.

Watchdog Files Updated FEC Complaint After Senator Mike Crapo Admits to Holding 81 Events at Lobbyist’s Condo for Free

On May 7, 2018, CfA filed a supplemental complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) against U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Vicki Hart, the lobbyist owner of a Washington, D.C. condominium, for knowingly and willfully failing to disclose improper in-kind contributions in violation of the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) and FEC regulations.

Watchdog group files ethics complaint against Shelby; senator alleges claim politically motivated

"A self-described nonpartisan watchdog group on Thursday urged the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate possible connections between donations from the payday lending industry to Sen. Richard Shelby's campaign account and congressional votes that benefitted the industry."

Political Corruption Is Ruining Everything, but We Can Fix It

"On Thursday, the watchdog group Campaign for Accountability asked two Congressional ethics committees to investigate 14 members of Congress for taking official actions in support of the payday lending industry while at the same time accepting campaign contributions from that industry."

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