Cause of Action Report Finds Millions in Federal Tax Dollars Used for Lobbying

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REPORT: CPPW: Putting Politics to Work

Final CPPW Report CPPW Final Exhibits PDF   I.                  Executive Summary   Since 2009, Congress has appropriated $373 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) program.  The goal of CPPW is to educate the public about obesity prevention and […]

Inside Health Policy: OIG Claims ACA Prevention Fund Grantees May Be Violating Anti-Lobbying Statutes

  OIG: ACA Prevention Fund Grantees May Be Violating Anti-Lobbying Statutes By Amy Lotven Updated Story HHS’ Office of Inspector General is asking CDC to ensure that the grantees of a community prevention program funded with health reform law money are not violating anti-lobbying statutes, saying that grantees’ quarterly reports […]

Dan Epstein in Philadelphia Inquirer: Is federal money being misused?

Read the full story here. Philly.com “Dan Epstein writes about the Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant program that potentially issued federal grants that were used to lobby for higher taxes. “Since March 2010, $230 million in federal grant money has been given to 30 states under the Communities Putting […]

Human Events: Justice Department asked to investigate abuse of stimulus funds for lobbying

Read the full story here. HumanEvents.com “Cause of Action, a non-profit government accountability watchdog group, wrote to Attorney General Eric Holder and asked him to investigate the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) grant program in depth, because “it appears that many grantees used grant dollars to lobby state and […]

Cause of Action to DOJ: Are Taxpayer Dollars Being Used to Lobby for Taxes and Legislation?

  In a letter to the Department of Justice submitted on March 16, 2012, Cause of Action requests an investigation into a grant program through the CDC called Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) aimed at anti-tobacco and anti-obesity initiatives. Cause of Action investigators uncovered multiple instances where these grants […]

Department of Health and Human Services

FTJ to CDC Re FOIA CPPW Grants 9.14.2011