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February 8, 2017

By Neil Gordon

Trump Orders Review of Wall Street Ethics Rule



Photo of a Wall Street Sign A forthcoming regulation that will protect consumers from unscrupulous retirement advisers may be in jeopardy after President Trump ordered the Department of Labor to review it.

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Topics: Financial Sector

February 3, 2016

By Ari Goldberg

POGO Condemns Congressional Vote to Gut Anti-Corruption Law



Oil Rig in front of Sunset The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) emphatically condemns Congress’ vote to eliminate an important anti-corruption measure critical to ensuring American taxpayers can hold the government accountable for its dealings with the oil, gas, and mining ind

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

February 2, 2017

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

House off to Strong Start on Whistleblower Protections in 2017



Photo of Elizabeth Hempowicz testifying before congress on whistleblower protections A House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee hearing highlighted that the Committee is seriously considering legislative improvements to whistleblower protections, and is ready and willing to conduct oversight of the administration’s handling of wh

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

February 2, 2017

By Sean Moulton

Executive Order is Two Steps Backwards on Regulations



Trump Signing January 30, 2017 Presidential Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs with OMB logo in background President Trump’s “one-in, two-out” Executive Order on regulations could bring rulemaking to a grinding halt and shortsightedly ignores the benefits from regulations.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

January 30, 2017

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Trump Fails to Expand Definition of Lobbyist in Ethics Order



POTUS Signing Executive Order at White House in January President Trump’s ethics executive order fails to drain the swamp and end a federal government controlled by influence peddlers. Although some of the restrictions are good, the order fails to redefine lobbying and therefore offers little hope that much wil

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Topics: Government Accountability

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