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March 16, 2016

Letter Calling on the White House to Support FOIA Reform

On March 16, 2016, more than 40 organizations and individuals committed to government openness and accountability sent a letter to President Obama expressing deep concern over the efforts by the Justice Department to undermine legislation in the last Congress that would have strengthened the Freedom of Information Act. The letter calls on the President to repudiate the positions taken by the Justice Department and instead publicly and unequivocally endorse the bipartisan FOIA Improvement Act, which was unanimously passed by the Senate yesterday, March 15th.

February 3, 2016

FEC Complaint Against Heaney for Congress and New York Jobs Council

On February 3, 2016, Campaign for Accountability filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission requesting an investigation into illegal coordination between the campaign of Andrew Heaney, who is running for Congress in New York’s 19th district, and a super PAC he appears to have established, New York Jobs Council.

November 15, 2015

Academic Deception

Campaign for Accountability’s November 2015 report, Academic Deception, reveals how a payday lending industry trade association paid for and edited a controversial academic paper claiming that payday loans do not leave consumers trapped in cycles of debt.

October 5, 2015

Payday Lenders Ethics Complaint

On October 5, 2015, Campaign for Accountability 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.

October 1, 2015

Martin Shkreli Congressional Investigation

On October 1, 2015, Campaign for Accountability called on two congressional committees to investigate Martin Shkreli, the CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, for manipulating the Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory process for his personal financial gain.

August 12, 2015

Letter Thanking Senator Leahy for Removing Exemption 10 Provision from CISA

On August 12, 2015, Campaign for Accountability joined a group of organizations in thanking Senator Patrick Leahy for his leadership in ensuring the removal of the Exemption 10 provision from the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. The coalition believed that this provision was the biggest threat to the Freedom of Information Act in recent years.

August 12, 2015

Letter Thanking Senator Cornyn for Removing Exemption 10 Provision from CISA

On August 12, 2015, Campaign for Accountability joined a group of organizations in thanking Senator John Cornyn for his leadership in ensuring the removal of the Exemption 10 provision from the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. The coalition believed that this provision was the biggest threat to the Freedom of Information Act in recent years.

June 12, 2015

Letter to Senator Cardin on Closing the FOIA Loophole on Private Prisons

On June 12, 2015, 20 organizations, including Campaign for Accountability, wrote to Senator Ben Cardin urging him to introduce legislation that would require federal government agencies to comply with FOIA requests relating to non-federal prisons, jails, or detention facilities that detain or incarcerate people for the federal government, in the same way that those agencies must comply with such requests relating to federally run facilities.

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