Archives for April 2013

Dan Epstein on WFLA 4/26/2013

Executive Director Dan Epstein discusses CPPW report on WFLA

FOIA Freak-Out: DOJ Scrambles to Avoid Fallout Over Swag Purchases

When news of the General Service Administration’s (GSA) Las Vegas blowout broke in April 2012, Cause of Action was as appalled as anyone at the reckless waste of taxpayer dollars.  But instead of focusing on mind readers and ritzy sushi receptions, we zeroed in on the unconscionable amount the GSA […]

5 Ways the DOE Loan Program and Fisker Automative Failed American Taxpayers

The House Oversight Committee is holding a hearing today on “Green Energy Oversight: Examining the Department of Energy’s Bad Bet on Fisker Automotive.” We’ll be live tweeting beginning at 2pm. 1. According to the DOE Loan Program Office, $34.5 billion of loans have created about 60,000 jobs, which is $575,000 per job. […]

Dan Epstein on Radio America 4/20/2013

Executive Director Dan Epstein on Radio America discusses the CPPW report.

Cronies Putting Politics to Work

The Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) program is a grant program administered by the CDC for education on tobacco use and obesity prevention.   All grant recipients are notified that it is illegal to use the funds for lobbying, but a CoA investigation has uncovered seven new instances where your […]

Cause of Action Report Finds Millions in Federal Tax Dollars Used for Lobbying

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REPORT: CPPW: Putting Politics to Work

Final CPPW Report CPPW Final Exhibits PDF   I.                  Executive Summary   Since 2009, Congress has appropriated $373 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) program.  The goal of CPPW is to educate the public about obesity prevention and […]