Beth Daley Policy Associate
POGO filed a complaint with the SEC asking it to investigate Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for possible insider trading.
POGO sent a support letter to Sponsors and Co-Sponsors of the GAO IG Act. The legislation would bring attention to the recommendations of IGs and the GAO by requiring agencies to report on unimplemented recommendations in their annual budget requests to Congress.
Civil Society groups sent a joint letter to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence calling on them to reject Gina Haspel’s nomination for CIA Director.
Advisory panels are composed of experts who guide better evidence-based policies to safeguard American workers but reports show that the Labor Department is stalling their work.
The opioid crisis has been fueled for decades by the legalized corruption created by the revolving door between the government and drug companies, that is why POGO asked Attorney General Jess Sessions to instruct the new opioid crisis task force.
House Republicans and Democrats sent President Trump separate letters condemning recent executive orders that weaken civil service protection laws and put a bullseye on the backs of whistleblowers.
Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) introduced legislation compelling patient advocacy groups to report funding they receive from pharmaceutical companies. This added transparency will give the public a new lens through which to view actions of these groups.
Several administrative review boards lack adequate membership to decide important questions of workers’ rights and surveillance oversight. As a result, workers can’t find relief and the American public is worse off.
The Justice Department is implementing President Trump’s promise to bring back private prison contracts, ignoring its own Inspector General’s recommendations.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will testify today in front of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. POGO hopes for thorough answers about EPA accountability.
Democratic lawmakers in the House filed suit on Thursday to compel the General Services Administration to hand over details surrounding the Trump International Hotel’s ties to the President and to money stemming from foreign officials.