Archives for March 2012

Dan Epstein on KMOX: Why we’re suing the White House over Administrative Earmarks

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.

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 […]

Washington Free Beacon: Watchdog Group Finds Possible Examples of Insider Trading Among Congressional Staff

Read the full story here. Washington Free Beacon “The Free Beacon reports on CoA’s letter to the House and Senate Ethics Committees regarding potential insider trading by Congressional staffers. “A watchdog group is taking lawmakers and their underlings to task for insider trading. Cause of Action, a nonpartisan transparency group, […]

CoA Asks House & Senate Ethics to Investigate Staffer Insider Trading

On February 14, 2012, Cause of Action submitted a letter to both the House and Senate Ethics Committees requesting an investigation into Congressional staff actions that might be deemed insider trading. You can see the letter here.  

Dan Epstein on FoxNews.com: Does it take a lawsuit for the White House to be transparent?

Read the full story here. Fox News “Dan Epstein writes on FoxNews.com today, “On his very first day in the White House, the president remarked “transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.” So when Cause of Action asked the Office of Management and Budget(OMB) […]

CoA’s Statement for the Record in FOIA Hearing before House Oversight Committee

Cause of Action submitted a statement for the record as part of a Congressional hearing on March 21, 2012 on FOIA technology. In an effort to educate the public and Congress on CoA’s experiences with FOIA requests and the problems with the current system of filing and receiving responses through […]

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 […]