Department of Labor Prioritized Illegal Fundraising Over Following The Law

Government watchdogs Cause of Action and Americans for Limited Government (ALG) exposed the Administration for valuing illegal fundraising over transparency.

Washington Times: Worse than Nixon? FOIA officers say Obama White House thwarting release of public information

The White House should not intervene in FOIA decisions.

FOIA Follies: Here’s What Qualifies for a (b)(5) Redaction at the IRS

Response to FOIA request is needlessly redacted by the IRS

Cause of Action Signs Coalition Letters in Support of FOIA Reform

Senators Leahy and Cornyn recently introduced the FOIA Improvement Act of 2014.  This legislation makes several pro-requester improvements. The legislation: Codifies the presumption of openness Puts limits on the use of Exemption 5 Improves OGIS’s ability to report to Congress and the President Disallows agencies from using the unusual circumstances […]

FOIA Request to IRS regarding IRS Targeting and Records Management

Cause of Action, along with Tea Party Patriots, sent a Freedom of Information Act request to the IRS.

Cause of Action Appeals SEC Failure to Adequately Search for Records related to White House Equities

This appeal concerns the Securities and Exchange Commission’s response to our FOIA request stating the agency found no responsive records.

CoA Investigation Leads Oversight Committee to Investigate White House Politicization of EPA

Cause of Action’s strategic investigations help Congress to expose the hypocrisy of this Administration’s claim to be “the most transparent in history.”

Washington Free Beacon: Nonprofit Challenges Government Definition of a Media Outlet

Read the full story: Washington Free Beacon Cause of Action also points out that the U.S. District Court for Washington, D.C., recognized a similar watchdog group as a member of the media in a 2003 decision. “The FTC’s repeated denial of our status as a news media organization threatens all […]

Washington Examiner: Cause of Action asks court to stop FTC abuse of FOIA fee waiver authority

Read the full story: Washington Examiner In an appeal filed Monday in the D.C. appeals court, Cause of Action argued that the FTC got it completely wrong because the courts ruled in 2003 that the Electronic Privacy Information Center, another nonprofit government watchdog, qualified as a news representative.   Cause of Action […]

Related Documents: Cause of Action v. Federal Trade Commission

FTC’s decision denying Cause of Action’s fee waiver could have a crippling effect on government transparency.