Read the full story: The Weekly Standard The waste is not confined to NIH, either. The Weekly Standard reported last year that the Centers for Disease Control, which presumably should also be fighting Ebola, was using part of its $12.5 billion Obamacare slush fund to campaign for tougher state liquor […]
Read the full story: Washington Free Beacon The solicitation mentioned “community smoke-free policies” and tax increases on tobacco sales as worthwhile legislative objectives for subgrantees. Dan Epstein, executive director of the government watchdog group Cause of Action, said his group investigated similar allegations of federally funded lobbying efforts financed […]
Florence leaders claim no wrongdoing in Smoke Free lobbying case Officials and volunteers with anti-smoking movement blame DHEC for poorly run campaign, while Florence City Council members say they did no wrong. By JOHN SWEENEY June 12, 2013 FLORENCE, SC – Former officials with Smoke Free Florence are […]
Arriving in the context of a broader lobbying controversy, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) lobbying policies. Even by the standards of government investigators, the GAO did a pathetic job examining the degree of CDC oversight of the […]
Executive Director Dan Epstein discusses CPPW report on WFLA
Executive Director Dan Epstein on Radio America discusses the CPPW report.
The Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) program is a grant program administered by the CDC for education on tobacco use and obesity prevention. All grant recipients are notified that it is illegal to use the funds for lobbying, but a CoA investigation has uncovered seven new instances where your […]