The Brief – June 3, 2019

Cause of Action Institute published its May newsletter today. You can read the newsletter here and subscribe to our monthly newsletter here.                                           Message from John Our team is fortunate enough to spend […]

GAO Report Finds EXIM Potentially Provides Billions in Financing to Companies with Delinquent Federal Debt

Taxpayers should not be forced to fund an agency whose mission is to provide financing to politically connected companies

Investigation Update: GSA Continues to Block Disclosure of White House Directive on Congressional Oversight Requests, Reveals Sensitive Review Procedure for Media Requesters

Cause of Action Institute (CoA Institute) received an interim response yesterday from the General Services Administration (GSA) on a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that suggests the agency is deliberately stonewalling the release of a White House directive instructing agencies on how to respond to congressional oversight requests. Records […]

Cause of Action Institute Calls on NASA to Revise Proposed FOIA Rule

Cause of Action Institute (CoA Institute) submitted a public comment to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) today, concerning the agency’s proposed revisions to its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations. Our comment offers improvements to various aspects of the proposed rule which are inconsistent with current statutory guidelines regarding […]

Institute of Museum and Library Services Adopts CoA Institute’s Recommendation for Revised FOIA Regulations

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (“IMLS”) finalized a rule today implementing revised Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) regulations that incorporates an important revision proposed by Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) in a comment submitted to the agency in January 2019.  The IMLS is a small agency that […]

Newly Released Records Confirm IRS, DOJ Violated Taxpayer Confidentiality Law

Whether we like it or not, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) plays a central role in the administration of our tax laws. The agency consequently possesses copious amounts of sensitive financial information about individual Americans, nonprofits, and other corporations. Congress considered the protection of such information so important that it […]

Cause of Action Institute at D.C.’s 2019 Small Business Expo

Yesterday, Cause of Action Institute (CoA Institute) joined hundreds of small business owners and entrepreneurs at the 2019 Small Business Expo in Washington D.C. CoA Institute has long been an advocate for protecting the economic rights and freedoms of small businesses, and connecting with stakeholders at this event proved this […]