What Happens When Government Emails are Allegedly “Fatally Lost”?

President Trump’s phone and email behavior are coming under scrutiny for security reasons, but regardless of the device used, the type of email account being used could be a bigger concern.  Did you know that a government official’s use of private email to conduct government business is wrong?  If the […]

17 Groups Urge Trump Administration to End Unlawful IRS Practice of Dodging Oversight

Washington, D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) today led a coalition of 17 organizations in sending a letter to President Trump and senior administration officials urging them to hold the IRS accountable by working to end the agency’s practice of dodging oversight of its rules. CoA Institute recently […]

Coal Subsidies: Just As Bad As Green Energy Subsidies

Republicans promote the free market rhetorically, but in crafting policy, all too often they jump ship and support corporate subsidies for favored industries. For example: coal subsidies. President Donald Trump followed that well-worn path last month when he called for coal subsidies that would cost American taxpayers an estimated $10.6 […]

Progress has been made in appointing IGs, but more should be done

Earlier this year, we highlighted an important, troubling, occasion: the passage of the 3,000th day without a permanent Department of Interior Inspector General (“IG”).  Five months have passed and President Trump has still not appointed a watchdog for that agency.  At least eight other IG offices are similarly without permanent […]

Drain The Swamp, But Stock The Pond At FTC (John Vecchione Opinion-Forbes)

Drain The Swamp, But Stock The Pond At FTC  By John J. Vecchione, President of Cause of Action Institute  Efforts by the Trump administration to reduce regulatory burdens on American businesses would be enhanced if the president acts quickly to fill vacant positions at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  My […]

It’s Time to End Ex-Im Bank’s Taxpayer Subsidized Corporate Welfare

When the federal government subsidizes a private company, we all lose. Such subsidies, often referred to as “corporate welfare” by critics, tend to benefit big companies, while stifling innovation and making it more difficult for smaller companies to compete. The Export-Import Bank, or Ex-Im Bank, is perhaps the highest profile […]

CoAI to President Trump: Appoint Commissioners to FTC

Letter urges swift action to break deadlock, free U.S. businesses from unwarranted, abusive enforcement actions Washington, D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) sent a letter to President Trump, imploring him to move quickly to appoint one or more commissioners to fill current vacancies at the Federal Trade Commission […]