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October 12, 2017

By Amelia Strauss

Customs and Border Protection Officer Punished for Reporting Wrongdoing



US Customs and Border Protection agents await a bus for inspection. A Customs and Border Protection Officer who tried to report concerns of racial profiling and Fourth Amendment violations faced resistance and punishment from supervisors.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

October 6, 2017

By David S. Hilzenrath

Ruling Limits Government’s Power to Police Offshore Drilling



Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill An appeals court has ruled that the government cannot use a major set of safety and environmental regulations to prosecute offshore drilling contractors.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Energy and Natural Resources

August 15, 2017

By Christine Ostrosky

POGO and Brennan Center Call for Concurrent Investigations



The US Capitol lit up at night, photographed by Stephen Melisethian 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.

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Topics: Government Accountability

August 15, 2017

By Holly Carabbio

Everything Old is New Again: Trump’s Bipartisan Proposals to Curb Improper Payments



U.S. dollars President Trump’s crackdown on improper payments could represent a bipartisan effort to reduce waste, fraud, and abuse in the federal government.

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Topics: Government Accountability

August 10, 2017

By Peter Tyler

Senate Unanimously Passes Legislation to Improve Federal Charge Card Spending



Photograph of Purchase Cards or Credit Cards The U.S. Senate passed legislation aimed at curbing misuse of government charge cards that can result in improper payments.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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