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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 [...]

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: Senators Question Fitness of Trump’s Nominee for Intelligence Chief

Note: this article, featuring our National Security Analyst and Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. Senators Question Fitness of Trump’s Nominee for Intelligence Chief Ratcliffe gets grilled over his role in misrepresenting the facts during the U.S. president’s impeachment. Rep. John Ratcliffe, a Trump loyalist without intelligence experience nominated by the [...]

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 [...]

The Washington Post: Vacancies Have Hindered the Trump Administration’s Response to the Coronavirus

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. Vacancies Have Hindered the Trump Administration’s Response to the Coronavirus As President Trump tries to defend his sluggish response to the coronavirus pandemic, 18 nongovernmental organizations are pressing against agency vacancies that can hinder federal action. “We fear that the leadership vacuum in several federal agencies [...]

Yuba Net: Agencies’ Leadership Vacancies Tied to Poor Pandemic Response

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. Agencies’ Leadership Vacancies Tied to Poor Pandemic Response Washington, DC, April 14, 2020—Today 18 civil society organizations that work on government accountability, health, environmental protection, and other concerns urged key Senators to hold the Trump Administration to its obligations to fill the key holes [...]

Yahoo Sports: White House Misses Congressional Deadline to Explain Intelligence Watchdog’s Firing

Note: this article, featuring our Deputy Director of Legislation and National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. White House Misses Congressional Deadline to Explain Intelligence Watchdog's Firing WASHINGTON — The White House is still refusing to give Congress a reason for firing Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, as required by law, missing [...]

2020-04-15T08:54:39-04:00April 15th, 2020|In The News, Inspectors General, US Government|

Common Dreams: ‘Extremely Alarming’: Coronavirus Stimulus Law Allows the Federal Reserve to Hold Secret Meetings on Corporate Bailouts

Note: this article, featuring our Deputy Director of Legislation and National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. 'Extremely Alarming': Coronavirus Stimulus Law Allows the Federal Reserve to Hold Secret Meetings on Corporate Bailouts "That provision's a body blow to transparency when we need it most." A brief and obscure provision buried in the [...]

Common Dreams: ‘Extremely Alarming’: Coronavirus Stimulus Law Allows the Federal Reserve to Hold Secret Meetings on Corporate Bailouts

Note: this article, featuring our Deputy Director of Legislation and National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. 'Extremely Alarming': Coronavirus Stimulus Law Allows the Federal Reserve to Hold Secret Meetings on Corporate Bailouts "That provision's a body blow to transparency when we need it most." A brief and obscure provision buried in the [...]

Federal News Network: Trump’s Watchdog Shakeup Underscores Legal Limits for IG Independence

Note: this article, featuring our Deputy Director of Legislation and National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. Trump’s Watchdog Shakeup Underscores Legal Limits for IG Independence The Pandemic Response Accountability Committee, charged by Congress to oversee how agencies disburse more than $2 trillion in coronavirus stimulus funding, faces a wide range of challenges. [...]

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