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CLC wrote the Chair of the Committee on Competitiveness in the Michigan House of Representatives and the Chair on the Committee on Elections and Government Reform to support transparency and Michigan citizens' right to effective enforcement of the state's campaign finance and ethics laws. CLC opposes SB 1176 and SB 1250.
CLC submitted a FOIA Request to the Department of Commerce to obtain information regarding Secretary Wilbur Ross' travel. The request comes in light of at least four U.S Cabinet members and one agency administrator who have used military or chartered aircrafts for personal use at the taxpayers' expense.
CLC filed a complaint with the Department of Commerce's Inspector General calling for an investigation into whether Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross violated the criminal laws on conflicts of interest and false statements. The complaint provides a detailed roadmap for the Inspector General to determine whether Ross has violated the law, pointing to the fact that Ross has not accounted for 46 assets that he pledged to divest.
Today, CLC filed a supplemental complaint with the Office of the Inspector General concerning Secretary Ross's possible violations of the conflict of interest law. CLC sent an earlier letter to the Inspector General on the same issue on August 13, 2018.
Since Wilbur Ross was confirmed to his cabinet position as Commerce Secretary in February 2017, CLC has conducted vigorous oversight of his conduct, due to public concerns that his own financial interests conflict with the public interest.
Walter Shaub released 13 policy recommendations to insulate ethics program from political retaliation, strengthen transparency, increase effectiveness of agency oversight capacity.
CLC filed comments with the Philadelphia Board of Ethics regarding the Proposed Amendments to Board Regulation No. 1. Board Regulation No. 1 relates to campaign finance and CLC supports the Board’s decision to update the regulation.