Cause of Action released the following statement today following the announcement of DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz as Chairman of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency:

Cause of Action congratulates Michael Horowitz on his chairmanship of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE). Chairman Horowitz brings the gravitas and investigative prowess necessary to bring true accountability to the executive branch, as he has demonstrated in his work as the Inspector General for the Department of Justice on matters ranging from Fast and Furious to nepotism in the nation’s immigration courts. In the past, CIGIE has failed in its oversight of such recent matters as the GSA spending scandal and the investigation of former DHS IG Charles Edwards, making the choice of Horowitz a welcome change and an encouraging sign for Americans concerned about government accountability. Cause of Action looks forward to the leadership Chairman Horowitz will provide and anticipates that CIGIE will help pave the way for more empowered and accountable Inspectors General to shine a light on what is happening in our federal agencies.