On December 15, 2015, Campaign for Accountability asked the Department of Justice 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On June 1, 2015, CfA filed complaints with the Utah, Arizona and Montana Attorneys General requesting investigations into Utah State Representative Ken Ivory (R-West Jordan) for engaging in an illegal scheme to defraud local government officials out of taxpayer funds. CfA alleges Rep. Ivory has solicited funds from local officials, falsely claiming the federal government can be forced to transfer public lands to the states.
On May 13, 2015, Campaign for Accountability filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of investor Stephen Silberstein against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The lawsuit challenged the refusal of the SEC to grant a rulemaking petition Mr. Silberstein filed requesting that the agency issue a regulation that would require public companies to disclose all corporate funds spent on political activities.