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March 1, 2018

Second CfA Ethics Complaint Against House Intel Chair Nunes for Leaking Confidential Information

On March 1, 2018, CfA renewed its request to the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate whether Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and/or staff of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, acting at his direction violated House ethics rules by leaking confidential information, following a report in the New York Times that the committee leaked text messages between Senator Mark Warner and a Washington lawyer.

February 27, 2018

FOIAs to USAID, State Department, and HHS

On February 27, 2018, CfA filed three Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. State Department, and the United States Agency for International Development regarding the Trump Administration's efforts to rollback access to family planning services. These are the original FOIA requests.

February 14, 2018

Coalition Letter Supporting Inaugural Reforms

On February 14, 2018, CfA joined a broad coalition of civic groups and academics in endorsing legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) in the U.S. House of Representatives, which is also expected to be introduced in the U.S. Senate by U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.). The proposal finally would require that presidential inaugural committees tell the public how donations are used and where leftover money is sent.

February 6, 2018

Freedom of Information Act Requests for Information about Health Hall, Deputy Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration

On February 6, 2018, CfA filed 5 Freedom of Information Act requests for information about Health Hall, Deputy Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration ("FRA"). Despite his position in the federal government, Mr. Hall apparently continued to work as a communications consultant in Mississippi. On January 26, 2018, Politico reported Mr. Hall is on “an extended leave” of absence from the FRA. Mr. Hall’s name is no longer listed on the FRA’s website.

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