Inspectors General

KWWL: Senator Chuck Grassley Proposes Bill to Protect Inspectors General

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. Senator Chuck Grassley Proposes Bill to Protect Inspectors General Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley proposed a bi-partisan bill to protect inspectors general. This came after President Donald Trump fired several from their government watchdog positions this year. The bill requires an administration to provide advance [...]

Buzzfeed News: After Trump’s Ukraine Scandal, Congress Is Moving To Strengthen Whistleblower Protections

Note: this article, featuring our National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. After Trump's Ukraine Scandal, Congress Is Moving To Strengthen Whistleblower Protections Reviewing a summary obtained by BuzzFeed News, one expert said: “These look like incredibly important, excellent reforms." WASHINGTON — Congress is working on strengthening the laws that allow employees at [...]

Without Restraint or Precedent: Trump’s Attacks on the Inspectors General System

Without Restraint or Precedent: Trump’s Attacks on the Inspectors General System  By Katrina Meyer In the last few months, President Donald Trump has fired or replaced five inspectors general (IG): Intelligence Community IG Michael Atkinson, Acting Transportation Department Deputy IG Mitch Behm, Defense Department Principal Deputy IG Glenn Fine, Health and Human Services Principal Deputy [...]

2020-06-03T12:42:49-04:00June 3rd, 2020|Blog, Inspectors General|

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 [...]

GovExec: Senators Make Bipartisan Push to Expedite Hiring for Workers to Oversee Pandemic Response

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. Senators Make Bipartisan Push to Expedite Hiring for Workers to Oversee Pandemic Response Measure would ensure special investigator has proper resources in light of Trump's recent IG firing spree, senator says. The watchdog office Congress created to oversee trillions of dollars of economic stimulus [...]

Foreign Policy: Trump Escalates War on Government Watchdogs

Note: this article, featuring our National Security Analyst and Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. Trump Escalates War on Government Watchdogs President Donald Trump continued his post-impeachment purge of the U.S. government’s top independent watchdogs, telling Congress on Friday night that he was sacking the State Department inspector general. Steve Linick, [...]

MSN: Trump Wages a War on Watchdogs as Coronavirus Elevates Their Importance

Note: this article, featuring our National Security Analyst and Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. Trump Wages a War on Watchdogs as Coronavirus Elevates Their Importance WASHINGTON — As federal officials spend money at an unprecedented rate to stem coronavirus damage, President Trump is taking on the watchdogs charged with ensuring [...]

Federal News Network: Pandemic Board Launches Spending Tracker, But With Little for Oversight Groups to Parse

Note: this article, featuring our Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. Pandemic Board Launches Spending Tracker, But With Little for Oversight Groups to Parse The Pandemic Response Accountability Committee, following a recent leadership shakeup from President Donald Trump, has gained some momentum building an oversight apparatus that’ll oversee nearly $3 trillion in [...]

Law 360: Congress Urged To Boost Court Access Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. Congress Urged To Boost Court Access Amid COVID-19 Crisis More than two dozen open government groups are calling on Congress to fund real-time remote access to federal court proceedings, suspend PACER fees, broaden whistleblower protections and take other steps to ensure the coronavirus pandemic [...]

2020-04-27T08:37:44-04:00April 27th, 2020|In The News, Inspectors General, Judicial Oversight|

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 [...]

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