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Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on ICE and Prison Detention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2020 Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on ICE and Prison Detention Government Accountability Project Client Testifies About Dangers During Pandemic WASHINGTON - Tomorrow, June 2, at 10:00 am, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary will hold a hearing titled “Examining Best Practices for Incarceration and Detention During COVID-19.” Government Accountability [...]

Coalition Letter to Congress in Support of the CORE Act

May 26, 2020 Coalition Letter to Congress in Support of the CORE Act The Hon. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) The Hon. Charles Schumer (D-NY) United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Hon. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) The Hon. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Members of the Senate and House: We strongly [...]

Empty Shelves, Culled Animals: COVID-19 Intersects with Decades of Industrialized Agriculture   

Empty Shelves, Culled Animals: COVID-19 Intersects with Decades of Industrialized Agriculture    For decades, whistleblowers have told us that it is dangerous when Big Ag puts profits over people. Companies such as Tyson, JBS, and Smithfield, which have historically bulldozed independent businesses to gain control of our meat supply, have built fragile global supply chains in [...]

COVID-19 & the Dismantling of Oversight: How the Trump Administration is Exploiting the Pandemic and Public Distraction to Purge Whistleblowers 

COVID-19 & the Dismantling of Oversight: How the Trump Administration is Exploiting the Pandemic and Public Distraction to Purge Whistleblowers  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform every aspect of our society, from our daily lives to the economy, Government Accountability Project continues to confront the unparalleled challenges of the current moment. While the American public is understandably distracted, the current administration is [...]

Press Release: Food Integrity Campaign Petition to Protect Meat Inspectors During COVID-19 Garners Thousands of Signatures 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  May 8, 2020  Food Integrity Campaign Petition to Protect Meat Inspectors During COVID-19 Garners Thousands of Signatures  Petition Launch Follows Thousands of COVID-19 cases in Meat Industry   WASHINGTON – This week, the Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign launched a petition to expand and strengthen protections for essential workers employed within the meat industry. Meat industry [...]

Press Statement: Trump Administration Issues Executive Order Keeping Meat Plants Open Amidst Pandemic 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 30, 2020  Trump Administration Issues Executive Order Keeping Meat Plants Open Amidst Pandemic  WASHINGTON – President Trump announced on Tuesday that he intended to order meat plants to stay open by declaring them essential infrastructure under the Defense Production Act. This order comes after more than 6,000 meat workers have tested positive and 20 have died of COVID-19. Across the country, plants have been closing in [...]

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Condemns Retaliation Against a DHS Director 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  04/23/20  Government Accountability Project Condemns Retaliation Against a DHS Director  Doctor Leading Agency Effort to Develop Coronavirus Vaccine Removed from Post   WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the top official responsible for researching a vaccine for the novel coronavirus had been dismissed from his post after pushing for significant vetting of controversial treatments President Donald [...]

Press Statement: Federal Court Orders ICE to Consider Releasing Detainees Amidst Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 21, 2020 Federal Court Orders ICE to Consider Releasing Detainees Amidst Pandemic Decision Cites Government Accountability Project Clients’ Letter on Health Concerns LOS ANGELES – Yesterday, immigration detainees won a court case against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Federal District Court  in Los Angeles, The decision ordered ICE to consider releasing [...]

Sign-On: Stimulus Transparency Accountability Letter

April 21, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader United States Senate The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader United States Senate The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker United States House of Representatives The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Minority Leader United States House of Representatives Dear Leader McConnell, Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi, and Leader McCarthy: The undersigned organizations [...]

Sign On: Stimulus Whistleblowing Protections

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi                                                     The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Speaker of the House                                                                 Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives                                                  U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20514                                                             Washington, D.C. 20514   The Honorable Mitch McConnell                                             The Honorable Chuck Schumer Majority Leader of the United States Senate                         Minority Leader of the United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510                                                            Washington, D.C. 20510   [...]

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