On July 19, 2017, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) asked the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to open an investigation into companies that offer residential solar panels. A review of consumer complaints filed with FTC reveals many of these companies have engaged in false and misleading acts in the marketing and sale or lease of solar panels, in apparent violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act.
On Tuesday, July 18, Campaign for Accountability, represented by the Knight First Amendment Institute, will argue in the United States District Court in Washington D.C. that the Department of Justice must disclose its final written legal opinions that bind federal agencies.
Campaign for Accountability released a new report, Google Academics Inc., revealing Google’s extensive financial support for academics and policy experts. CfA identified 329 research papers published between 2005 and 2017 on public policy matters of interest to Google that were in some way funded by the company.
Statement from CfA Executive Director Daniel Stevens regarding Google's support for academia
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.
Campaign for Accountability filed a complaint with the District of Columbia Bar alleging that President Donald J. Trump’s personal, attorney, Marc E. Kasowitz, may have violated District of Columbia Rules of Professional Conduct.
Free Speech For People and Campaign for Accountability filed an additional amendment to our joint FEC complaint filed May 3, 2017. This second amendment to the complaint provides new information which has come to public light in reporting since the May 3 filing.
Campaign for Accountability asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate whether Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) violated House ethics rules when he warned a banking executive that a member of an activist group opposing the congressman worked at Lakeland Bank in New Jersey.
Free Speech For People and Campaign for Accountability filed an amended complaint with the Federal Election Commission demanding “an immediate investigation” into whether the Russian government illegally spent money to influence the 2016 presidential election, in possible coordination with the Trump campaign.
Campaign for Accountability Files Complaint With U.S. Attorney Against Missouri State Sen. Ron Richard
On April 19, 2017, CfA filed a complaint with Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri Tom Larson requesting an investigation into whether Missouri State Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard violated federal law by accepting a $100,000 campaign contribution in return for legislative assistance.