Read the full story: Washington Free Beacon Cause of Action filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit after TIGTA refused to confirm or deny the existence of the investigation in what is commonly known as a “Glomar response.” “The court has ruled that the federal government cannot hide […]
Statement for the Record: Hearing on “The IRS Targeting Scandal: Changing Stories of Missing E-Mails”
Cause of Action submitted a Statement for the Record to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs. The hearing was on “The IRS Targeting Scandal: Changing Stories of Missing E-Mails.” 2014 9 17 Statement for the Record by Cause of Action
Cause of Action Submits Statement to House Oversight Committee Demonstrating IRS’s Improper Use of Tax Code to Block Transparency
Statement regarding the Federal Government’s inconsistent and overbroad application of taxpayer confidentiality laws, therefore blocking transparency
Fox News: Republican report alleges ‘billionaire’s club’ funding environmental causes through ‘shady’ network
Read the full story: Fox News Dan Epstein, director of the conservative Cause of Action, said in a statement that the report also speaks to a problem of “fiscal sponsorship” – where charities effectively sell nonprofit status to others, in turn receiving charitable donations for another group. “Cause of […]
Read the full story: The Hill Cause of Action, a conservative group that has fought for the government to take action against environmental tax-exempt groups, welcomed the report. “While the IRS seems to be over-inclusive in auditing legitimate nonprofits that differ politically from the administration, they have been under-inclusive […]
Cause of Action asked the IRS to take steps to define rules, but they refused, protecting their political friends, while targeting their enemies.
Dan Epstein, executive director of the watchdog group Cause of Action, said rules require the archivist to sign off on the destruction of federal records.
If the IRS used government resources to actively target partisan political groups, then why has OSC failed to enforce the Hatch Act against that agency? The Obama Administration cannot have it both ways.
Cause of Action hosted a media call to discuss the legal and political issues raised by the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) records retention policy and practices in relation to the lost emails of Lois Lerner, former Director of the IRS’s Exemption Organizations unit.