Archives for July 2014

Discussion with Sen. David Vitter on How Environmentalist Money is Shaping Public Policy

Sen. David Vitter joined Cause of Action for a discussion on how collusion among a handful of individuals, environmentalist groups and the government is shaping public policy. Sen. Vitter will presented new evidence of the large amounts of money behind the environmental movement.

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 […]

The Hill: Green movement backed by ‘Billionaire’s Club’

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 Statement on New Report by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Cause of Action asked the IRS to take steps to define rules, but they refused, protecting their political friends, while targeting their enemies.

Washington Times: All IRS roads lead to the archivist

This op-ed originally appeared in the Washington Times on July 29, 2014. EPSTEIN: All IRS roads lead to the archivist The nation’s record-keeper may know what happened to the missing emails The Internal Revenue Service is the House of Representatives’ public enemy No. 1. The agency has quietly admitted that […]

Cause of Action Demands Investigation of CPSC for Waste, Abuse and Mismanagement Relating to Buckyballs Matter

The CPSC’s actions regarding Craig Zucker were never about safety, they’re about punishing an entrepreneur who spoke out against the agency’s activity

Two Obamacare Court Decisions: Only One Win for Accountability

Two courts today affirmed the critical role of an external check on executive branch power– but only one court got it right