Cause of Action began investigating executive branch earmarks in December 2011, when the group sent FOIA requests to 21 agencies to track down grants.
Cause of Action’s Dan Epstein discusses politicized spending by the Executive Branch during a September 10, 2014 Federalist Society Teleforum. Read more about the phenomenon of Executive Branch earmarks and the transparency problems that persist at www.ExecutiveBranchEarmarks.com/.
Cause of Action launched a new online resource today for those concerned about political influence on discretionary spending: ExecutiveBranchEarmarks.com.
Redressing Politicized Spending Engage Volume 15, Issue 1 February 2014 March 25, 2014 Daniel Z. Epstein Read the full piece: Federalist Society In 2007, the Bush White House sent senior political officials to brief political appointees in federal agencies on how they could help steer federal funds to favor Republican […]
Transparency and Good-Government Groups Encourage Legislative Efforts to Bring Transparency and Accountability to Federal Grant-Making
Cause of Action and the following groups submitted a letter to Congress concerning discretionary grant spending and the GRANT Act
Read the full story here. Washington Examiner Daniel Epstein Executive Director, Cause of Action Five most needed victories: 1. Passage of the Data Act and digitalization of all federal spending data. 2. Creation of a private right of action under the Information Quality Act. 3. Creation of judicial review procedures […]
Dan Epstein – KMOX – St. Louis, MO, March 15, 2012 Dan Epstein explains why Cause of Action is suing the White House over the issue of administrative earmarks.