Letters2020-06-05T13:50:47-04:00

Government Executive: Oversight Groups Express Concern About Future of the Housing Finance Agency IG Office

Oversight Groups Express Concern About Future of the Housing Finance Agency IG Office This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Three nonprofit organizations are calling on President Biden to take action to restore confidence and morale at the Federal Housing Finance Agency inspector general office following [...]

Just the News: Oversight groups urge Biden to nominate caretaker Federal Housing Finance Agency Inspector General

Oversight groups urge Biden to nominate caretaker Federal Housing Finance Agency Inspector General This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Several watchdog groups sent a letter Wednesday to President Joe Biden asking him to nominate a caretaker to temporarily act as the Inspector General for the [...]

Call For Investment In Border Welcoming Centers For Arriving Families

Alejandro Mayorkas Secretary U.S. Department of Homeland Security 3801 Nebraska Ave. NW Washington, D.C., 20016 Tae Johnson Acting Director U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 500 12th St. SW Washington, D.C., 20536 June 21, 2021 Dear Secretary Mayorkas and Acting Director Johnson, The undersigned organizations write with concerns regarding U.S. [...]

June 21st, 2021|Categories: Immigration, Letter|

Letter to Congress to Reject the Pentagon’s Request for FOIA Secrecy

The Honorable Jack Reed Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee 728 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510   The Honorable Adam Smith Chairman, House Armed Services Committee 2264 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515   The Honorable James Inhofe Ranking Member, Senate Armed Services Committee 205 Russell Senate Office [...]

June 21st, 2021|Categories: Letter, US Government|

Letter on DOJ Surveillance of Congress and Press

June 18, 2021 Dear Attorney General Garland, Chairman Nadler, Chairman Durbin, Ranking Member Jordan, and Ranking Member Grassley, The undersigned civil society organizations write to condemn the Department of Justice’s surveillance of Members of Congress, their staff, and their families, and urge the Congress to investigate this matter immediately as [...]

June 21st, 2021|Categories: Department of Justice, Letter|

Call For Investment In Border Welcoming Centers For Arriving Families

June 21, 2021 Dear Secretary Mayorkas and Acting Director Johnson, The undersigned organizations write with concerns regarding U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) custody programs involving families arriving at the U.S. Southern border. In March, ICE signed a short-term no-bid contract[1] with Family Endeavors (“Endeavors”) for 1,239 hotel beds [...]

June 21st, 2021|Categories: Immigration, Letter|

Letter To Senate Rules Supporting Sens. Portman and Durbin’s Continuity Resolution

June 14, 2021Dear Chairwoman Klobuchar and Ranking Member Blunt:The undersigned organizations, from across the political spectrum and focusing on a wide range of issues, write to commend the bipartisan effort led by your colleagues, Senator Rob Portman and Senator Richard Durbin, on amending procedures to allow Senators to cast their [...]

June 14th, 2021|Categories: Letter, US Government|

Letter to the Department of Justice on Office of Legal Counsel Opinions

May 26, 2021 Mr. Christopher Schroeder Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20530 Dear Mr. Schroeder: As organizations concerned about government oversight, openness, and accountability, we are writing to request the Department of Justice adopt a policy [...]

May 27th, 2021|Categories: Department of Justice, Letter|

Letter to DOJ on Review of EOIR Personnel

May 19, 2021 The Honorable Merrick B. Garland                    The Honorable Lisa O. Monaco Attorney General of the United States                 Deputy Attorney General of the United States U.S. Department of Justice                                U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW                          950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20530-0001                             Washington, DC 20530-0001   [...]

May 21st, 2021|Categories: Letter|

Letter on Public Data Engagement

To: Ms. Clare Martorana, Federal Chief Information Officer, White House Office Management and Budget (OMB) cc: Ms. Maria Roat, Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer; Mr. Jordan Burris, Chief of Staff to the Federal Chief Information Officer; Mr. Eric Mill, Senior Advisor on Technology and Cybersecurity to the Federal Chief Information [...]

May 18th, 2021|Categories: Letter, US Government|

Letter Supporting 20% Increase in House MRA and Committee Funding

The Honorable Rosa DeLauro Chair House Committee on Appropriations H-307, The Capitol Washington, DC 20515  The Honorable Kay Granger Ranking Member House Committee on Appropriations H-307, The Capitol Washington, DC 20515  Re:      In support of a 20% increase in the House Member Resource allocation and increased committee funding Dear [...]

May 18th, 2021|Categories: Letter, US Government|

Letter from NGOs to Secretary Blinken to Assist Haitian Government in Fighting Corruption

May 4, 2021 Antony J. Blinken U.S. Secretary of State 2201 C St NW Washington, DC 20520 Dear Mr. Secretary, Recent violent protests in Port-au-Prince underscore the Haitian people’s acute frustration with weak democratic governance, systemic corruption and the severe poverty that results from the avarice of government officials. The [...]

May 5th, 2021|Categories: International, Letter|

Letter to President Biden on Ethics Agreements

Dear President Joseph R. Biden Jr., You have described your charge as “restoring faith in American government” after your predecessor’s disastrous presidency and demonstrating with your “actions – not empty words – that public servants serve all Americans, not themselves or narrow special interests.” With your executive order on ethics, [...]

April 23rd, 2021|Categories: Letter, US Government|