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

Letter to Senate Rules Cmte on Congressional and Public Access to CRS Reports

January 23, 2020 The Honorable Roy Blunt The Honorable Amy Klobuchar Chair Ranking Member Committee on Rules and Administration Committee on Rules and Administration 260 Russell Senate Office Building 425 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Chair Blunt and Ranking Member Klobuchar: We write to [...]

January 27th, 2020|Categories: In The News, Letter|

Letter to House: Congressional and Public Access to CRS Reports

January 24, 2020 The Honorable Zoe Lofgren The Honorable Rodney Davis Chair Ranking Member Committee on House Administration Committee on House Administration 1401 Longworth House Office Building 1740 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Chairperson Lofgren and Ranking Member Davis: Thank you for your ongoing [...]

January 27th, 2020|Categories: In The News, Letter|

Sign On: Bring Joel home! ¡Regresen a Delmer a Casa!

Dear Secretary Scalia: On Oct. 12, construction worker Delmer Joel Ramírez Palma was working on the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans when the structure collapsed, killing three workers and injuring dozens more. Ramirez Palma sustained serious injuries, but survived. Ramírez Palma had done construction work in the New Orleans [...]

December 13th, 2019|Categories: Letter|

Sign On: Broad Coalition Opposes PATRIOT Act Extension Absent Major Reforms

Broad Coalition Opposes PATRIOT Act Extension Absent Major Reforms  Dear Representatives and Senators, The undersigned organizations write to express our strong opposition to the reauthorization of three expiring Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) authorities currently contained in Section 1703 of the just-released Continuing Resolution, ‘‘Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and [...]

November 21st, 2019|Categories: Letter|

Sign-On: Advocates Seek Stronger Protections and Confidentality for Intel Community Whistleblowers

November 12, 2019 The Honorable Richard Burr Chairman Senate Select Committee on Intelligence The Honorable Mark Warner Vice Chairman Senate Select Committee on Intelligence The Honorable Adam Schiff Chairman House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence The Honorable Devin Nunes Ranking Member House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Dear Chairmen Burr [...]

Sign-On: Re. Extension of Modernization Committee

November 6, 2019 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House United States House of Representatives 1236 Longworth H.O.B. Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Republican Leader United States House of Representatives 2468 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Speaker Pelosi and Leader McCarthy: We write to [...]

November 6th, 2019|Categories: Press, Sign-on Letter|

Sign On Letter: Whistleblower Advocates Call for Intel Whistleblower Law Reforms

The Honorable Richard Burr Chairman Senate Select Committee on Intelligence The Honorable Mark Warner Vice Chairman Senate Select Committee on Intelligence The Honorable Adam Schiff Chairman House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence The Honorable Devin Nunes Ranking Member House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Dear Chairmen Burr and Schiff, Vice [...]

October 29th, 2019|Categories: National Security, Sign-on Letter|

Sign On: Coalition Statement Re. U.S.-U.K. Cloud Act Executive Agreement

October 29, 2019 The Honorable Lindsey Graham, Chairman The Honorable Dianne Feinstein, Ranking Member U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary 224 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Jim Risch, Chairman The Honorable Bob Menendez, Ranking Member U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations 423 Dirksen Senate Office Building [...]

October 29th, 2019|Categories: Press, Sign-on Letter|

Sign On: Whistleblower Advocates to Congress: Time to Reform Intel Whistleblower Laws

October 28, 2019 The Honorable Richard Burr Chairman Senate Select Committee on Intelligence The Honorable Mark Warner Vice Chairman Senate Select Committee on Intelligence The Honorable Adam Schiff Chairman House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence The Honorable Devin Nunes Ranking Member House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Dear Chairmen Burr [...]

October 29th, 2019|Categories: National Security, Sign-on Letter, Ukraine Whistleblower|

Sign On: Letter to ADNI Joseph Maguire

October 25, 2019 To Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, In recent years we have regularly met with representatives from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and various intelligence agencies with the goal of maintaining open and honest communications, and increasing transparency, even amid strong substantive [...]

Human Rights Watch: Groups Urge Surveillance Reforms as End-of-Year Deadline Approaches

Note: this letter, signed by Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. Groups Urge Surveillance Reforms as End-of-Year Deadline Approaches The Honorable Jerrold Nadler Chairman U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary 2138 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Doug Collins Ranking Member U.S. House Committee on the [...]

October 18th, 2019|Categories: Sign-on Letter|

Press Release: Science, Civil Rights, Public Health and Good Government Groups Rally Behind Scientific Integrity Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2019 Science, Civil Rights, Public Health and Good Government Groups Rally Behind Scientific Integrity Legislation WASHINGTON —On Wednesday, Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) introduced the Scientific Integrity Act. This bill would defend the role and independence of science in the federal government [...]

March 15th, 2019|Categories: Letter, Uncategorized|

Letter: Whistleblower Advocates Praise Creation of House Office, Cite Need for Independent Leader

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House of Representatives The Honorable Steny Hoyer House Majority Leader The Honorable Elijah Cummings Chairperson House Committee on Oversight and Reform The Honorable Jim Jordan Ranking Member House Committee on Oversight and Reform The Honorable Zoe Lofgren Chairperson Committee on House Administration The [...]

February 20th, 2019|Categories: In The News, Letter|
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