Archives for July 2013

FOIA Follies: HUD Flags Sensitive Freedom of Information Act Requests for Extra Scrutiny; Political Appointees Involved

Field offices of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) may not release records in response to FOIA requests deemed “sensitive” without obtaining approval from three HUD offices, according to a policy document obtained by Cause of Action from HUD’s Office of Inspector General. A “sensitive” FOIA request is […]

Washington Examiner: Cause of Action files IRS complaint against Obamacare advocate Enroll America

Cause of Action files IRS complaint against Obamacare advocate Enroll America BY KELLY COHEN | JULY 29, 2013 AT 7:35 PM Cause of Action, a Washington-based non-profit government accountability group asked the IRS Monday to withdraw the tax-exemption of Enroll America, which was formed explicitly for the purpose of encouraging Americans to enroll […]

The Daily Caller: Legal group requests IRS investigation into organization promoting Obamacare

Legal group requests IRS investigation into organization promoting Obamacare Caroline May Political Reporter  A  government watchdog group has filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service calling for an investigation into the tax status of a group responsible for promoting Obamacare. Enroll America is a nonprofit, with ties to the Obama […]

The Hill’s HealthWatch: Watchdog requests IRS review of group that is promoting ObamaCare

Watchdog requests IRS review of group that is promoting ObamaCare By Sam Baker – 07/29/13 12:40 PM ET A watchdog group is asking the IRS to review the tax-exempt status of a organization crucial in helping to promote ObamaCare. Cause of Action has asked the IRS to investigate Enroll America, a […]

IRS complaint against Enroll America

CoA sent a complaint to the IRS advising that Enroll America, a § 501(c)(3) organization, is in violation of several provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, and that an immediate investigation is warranted to determine whether its tax exemption should be revoked.  Enroll America is primarily organized to benefit the […]

National Law Journal: Group Wants Justices to Lift Limits on Political Giving

Group Wants Justices to Lift Limits on Political Giving By Marcia Coyle      July 17, 2013 For its first brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Cause of Action Institute picked a controversial cause: an end to certain limits on individual contributions to federal candidates, political action committees and political […]

The Hill: Dan Epstein: Who should be holding whom accountable?

Who should be holding whom accountable?  By Dan Epstein  July 12, 2013 Inspectors General, who hold federal agencies accountable by conducting audits and, when needed, investigating alleged misconduct, are in place to provide oversight over how taxpayer funded federal agencies are operating. But what happens if the inspectors are allegedly […]