On December 20, 2019, CfA released a new report documenting the deep, and longstanding alliance between Google and the Koch political network.
"The complaint is the third to be filed against Iowa Values following the AP’s story. A group called the Campaign for Accountability [...] filed a complaint last week along similar lines."
"The Campaign for Accountability says HHS should review the Title X family planning grant application of the Obria Group, a California-based health organization that opposes abortion as well as condoms and all other forms of contraception other than natural family planning methods."
On December 17, 2019, CfA sent a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Alex Azar, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs, Dr. Diane Foley, asking HHS to end Title X funding for The Obria Group, Inc., and its affiliated Obria Medical Clinics of Southern California (collectively Obria), an anti-choice religious ministry masquerading as a healthcare group.
"The nonprofit Campaign for Accountability (CfA) asked the FEC in a letter to investigate the campaign’s ties to Iowa Values, a 501 (c)(4) allegedly working with Ernst to help reelect her to the Senate."
Watchdog Files FEC Complaint Against Sen. Joni Ernst for Creating Dark Money Group to Aid Her Campaign
On December 16, 2019, CfA filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) seeking an investigation into Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Iowa Values, a dark money organization set up to support Sen. Ernst’s reelection campaign.
"Daniel Stevens, executive director for the nonpartisan Campaign for Accountability, said in a phone interview that Lankford is unlikely to improve an already problematic committee."
"An investigation by the Campaign for Accountability, a not-for-profit watchdog group, found that Obria’s quest to win grant money from HHS was supported by political appointees at the department, including Diane Foley, who is in charge of title X funding."
"The report from the Campaign for Accountability (CfA) found that Trump-appointed officials, including the director of boards and admissions at HHS’ Office of the White House Liaison, collaborated with Obria Medical Clinics officials to help the group secure grant money."
Watchdog Releases More than Seven Thousand Government Documents About Anti-Abortion Groups and Crisis Pregnancy Centers
On December 5, 2019, CfA released the Themis Project’s Government Records Archive, containing more than 7,000 government documents consisting of tens of thousands of pages about anti-abortion advocacy organizations, crisis pregnancy centers, and government efforts to curtail reproductive rights.