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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.
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.
CLC supports North Dakota's Measure One, which would increase the transparency of spending in state elections, reduce the undue influence of lobbyists, limit the misuse of campaign funds, and establish a state ethics commission. State voters will be able to vote on this on November 6.
CLC filed a complaint with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel against Donald M. Benton, the Director of the U.S. Selective Service System, for an apparent violation of the Hatch Act.
Today, a coordinated letter was sent to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The letter urged the representatives to support H. Res 1043, the Rice Reed Resolution, that was recently introduced by Reps. Kathleen Rice (D-New York) and Tom Reed (R-New York). This letter was sent as a coordinated effort between Business for America, CLC, Common Cause, Government Accountability Institute, Issue ONe, League of Women Voters of the United States, MapLight, Project on Government Oversight, R Street Institute, Stand Up Republic, Sunlight Foundation, Take Back Our Republic, and Taxpayers for Common Sense.
On August 17, 2018, CLC sent a letter to Chairman Chuck Grassley of the Judiciary Committee, about recent reporting that indicates that White House staffers have been required to sign nondisclosure agreements. CLC is asking that Grassley use his oversight authority to figure out whether these nondisclosure agreements complied with the anti-gag rule, and if not, obtain assurances from the White House that it will not seek to enforce them.
Today, a broad range of reform, conservative and taxpayer organizations joined with scholars to urge House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to strengthen the House ethics process. The National Taxpayers Union, Taxpayers for Common Sense and Judicial Watch...
Today, a diverse coalition of congressional scholars and watchdog groups urged House Leaders from both Parties to publicly commit to the continuation of the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) for the 114th Congress and to do so well in advance of the coming elections. The letter to Speaker John...