Federal Accountability

CfA Calls on DOJ to Investigate Obama Admin Officials for Revolving Door Violations

On December 15, 2015, asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate three former Obama administration officials, David H. Stevens, Michael D. Berman and Jim Parrott, for possible violations of laws restricting post-employment activities. While working for the government, all three had focused on the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. After joining the private sector, they continued to work on this issue, now on behalf of some of the country’s largest banks.

Campaign for Accountability Requests SEC and Ethics Investigation of Sen. Robert Corker (R-TN) for Insider Trading

On November 10, 2015, CfA filed a complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Senate Select Committee on Ethics, alleging Sen. Robert Corker (R-TN) may have engaged in insider trading and made false statements on his personal financial disclosure forms in violation of federal law and Senate rules.

CfA Files Ethics Complaint Against 11 Members of Congress Alleging Collusion with Payday Loan Industry

On October 5, 2015, CfA asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate 11 members of Congress for possible criminal and ethics violations by accepting contributions from the payday lending industry shortly before or after taking official actions in support of the industry.

New Lawsuit Demands SEC Issue Rule Requiring Corporations Disclose Political Donations

On May 13, 2015, the new non-profit Campaign for Accountability (CfA) opened its doors and announced its first action: a lawsuit against the Securities and Exchange Commission for failing to enact a regulation requiring corporations to disclose their political contributions that would inform investors how corporations are spending their money.

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