How HHS Secretary Sebelius Broke Federal Law and Avoided Punishment

We’ve written before about Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius violating the Hatch Act.  By campaigning for Walter Dalton’s election as Governor of North Carolina and Barack Obama’s reelection as President at a Human Rights Campaign Gala, Sebelius used taxpayer funding for her own partisan priorities.  The precedent […]

CoA letter to OPM, DOJ, OLC re: Hatch Act Guidelines

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Dan Epstein on Radio America

Check out this short clip from a Radio America interview with COA Executive Director Dan Epstein.

Press Release: Cause of Action Exposes Negligence and New Hatch Act Concerns at Office of Special Counsel

  Cause of Action Exposes Negligence and New Hatch Act Concerns at Office of Special Counsel Board Designated with Investigating Hatch Act Violations is Rife with Problems  WASHINGTON – Cause of Action (CoA), a government accountability organization, sent a letter to Chairman Darrell Issa of the House Oversight Committee on […]

CoA Letter to Issa on OSC issues

Letter to Issa Issa Letter Exhibits

Washington Examiner: Complaint: Sebelius’ illegal campaign trip for Obama worse than we thought

Read the full story here. Washington Examiner “Not only is it that the DNC is not being transparent about what it’s using its funds for reimbursement of, but it’s also violating the intent and letter of the Federal Elections Campaign Act,” Cause of Action’s Dan Epstein said in a phone […]

The Colorado Observer: Watchdog Group: Salazar May Have Violated the Hatch Act

Read the full story here. Colorado Observer   “Cause of Action, a Washington-based firm, said it asked to the Office of Special Counsel to evaluate Salazar’s activities and statements at a campaign event sponsored by the Montrose County Democratic Party on Oct. 5. Noting that Salazar reportedly told the participants […]

Hatch Act Violations and the Ethics Question

Last week, Cause of Action filed a formal complaint with the Office of Special Counsel regarding remarks by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar during several political rallies in the swing state of Colorado. A CoA investigation determined that Sec. Salazar, was potentially violating the Hatch Act of 1939—a law […]

Cause of Action Memo on Sec. Sebelius’ Hatch Act Violations

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CoA Calls On Pres. Obama to Fire HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius

The Office of Special Counsel reported findings today that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius violated the Hatch Act in February when she called for re-electing President Obama during an official department appearance. Cause of Action is calling on President Obama to fire Kathleen Sebelius for this clear violation […]