The (POGO) Blog
March 13, 2017
The Department of Justice has made a key set of foreign lobbying documents available online for the first time. American lobbyists working on behalf of foreign governments or political parties are required to file these documents, known as informational ma
February 17, 2017
POGO Investigator Lydia Dennett explains the loopholes in the Foreign Agents Registration Act and the Lobbying Disclosure Act that could allow lobbying agents with foreign clients to get around President Trump's foreign lobbying ban.
January 3, 2017
Following public outcry and criticism from groups like POGO, the House reversed a previous decision to significantly weaken the independence of the Office of Congressional Ethics. Unfortunately the new rules for the 115th Congress did not include reforms t
September 8, 2016
The Department of Justice Inspector General released an audit on enforcement of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) yesterday which echoed findings of lax compliance and enforcement of the law detailed in a 2014 POGO report.
Topics: Government Accountability
August 19, 2016
Controversy over former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s ties to Russia, Ukraine, and DC lobbyists highlights problems with the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Meanwhile, the Clinton campaign is dogged by questions about relationships