Year Started at POGO: 2017
Christine Ostrosky is POGO’s Communications Associate, handling internal and external communications, press contacts, and news monitoring. She helps to develop and implement communications strategy and find new ways to include POGO’s expertise in discussions on government effectiveness and accountability.
Christine began her time with POGO as a summer intern, and has held multiple other internships in communications and research, including at Voice of America and the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR). She has experience with social media, web design, radio production, and writing on complex policy issues worldwide. In 2017, she earned her bachelor’s degrees from Miami University (Ohio) in Political Science and International Studies, focusing on the Middle East.
On May 13, POGO Board Member and former Member of Congress Mickey Edwards addressed the graduating class of the Oklahoma City University School of Law, encouraging the graduates to evaluate just and unjust laws with compassion.
A list of the 13 scariest things POGO has shed light on and is working to change.
A new report from a federal watchdog calls on the government to require hospitals to provide more detailed reporting on medical device problems to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Better reporting could help the government identify malfunctioning devices more quickly to save lives and help affected patients get more timely follow-up care, as well as to reduce both out-of-pocket costs to patients and Medicare spending.
A joint op-ed in The Hill Understanding the Anti-Lobbying Laws by the Project On Government Oversight and the Brennan Center calls on Congress to investigate concurrently with the Department of Justice.
The Levin Center at Wayne Law released a series of videos on how to conduct Congressional oversight investigations.
The leaders of several Congressional caucuses delivered a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement on July 11 demanding data on the nation’s detention centers.
The proposed DHS budget emphasizes southern border control at the cost of security for the rest of the nation.
A new memo released by the executive branch’s Office of Legal Counsel attempts to establish a more restrictive policy regarding federal agencies responses to Congressional oversight inquiries. POGO, Members of Congress, and others are strongly criticizing this executive overreach.