Legal Actions

May 17, 2017

CfA Complaint With Office of Congressional Ethics Against Rodney Relinghuysen

On May 17, 2017, Campaign for Accountability asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate whether Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), chair of the House Appropriations Committee, 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.

April 19, 2017

CfA Complaint Against Missouri State Senator Ron Richard

On April 19, 2017, Campaign for Accountability 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.

February 13, 2017

Complaint against Montana State Sen. Jennifer Fielder for Failing to Respond to Open Records Request

On February 13, 2017, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) filed a lawsuit alleging Montana State Senator Jennifer Fielder and the Montana Legislative Services Division violated the Montana Constitution by failing to produce documents related to the senator’s work with the Utah-based nonprofit, the American Lands Council (ALC). CfA submitted the request a year earlier, on February 11, 2016.

February 2, 2017

CfA Motion Asking St. Louis Court to Unseal Labor Nominee Andrew Puzder’s Divorce Records

On February 2, 2017, Campaign for Accountability filed a motion in the 21st Circuit Court in St. Louis County, Missouri to unseal the divorce records of Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor. On February 14, 2017, Judge Douglas Beach of the St. Louis County Circuit Court ordered the release of those documents, and Puzder soon withdrew his nomination.

January 31, 2017

CfA Ethics Complaint Against House Staffers Who Worked on Trump’s Immigration Order

On January 31, 2017, Campaign for Accountability asked the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) to immediately open an investigation into whether unnamed employees of the House Judiciary Committee broke any federal laws or House rules by helping President-elect Trump draft his executive order limiting immigration from seven Muslim majority countries.

January 6, 2017

CfA Request for Investigation of Treasury Nominee Steven Mnuchin’s OneWest bank

On January 6, 2017, Campaign for Accountability called on the Department of Justice and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to investigate OneWest bank for using potentially illegal tactics to foreclose on as many as 80,000 California homes. Steven Mnuchin, who now serves as the Secretary of the Treasury, previously served as the CEO of OneWest.

October 25, 2016

Request for FCC General Counsel to Investigate Agency Communications with Google Executive

On October 25, 2016, Campaign for Accountability called on the Federal Communications Commission’s General Counsel to investigate correspondence between Google Vice President Vint Cert and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler about a provision of a pending rulemaking proceeding. The communication appears to violate the FCC’s rules requiring the disclosure of ex parte communications.

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