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December 18, 2017

By Amelia Strauss

Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Plan Shrouded in Secrecy



Help The secrecy around Puerto Rico’s hurricane response and recovery plan is an odd and troubling aspect of September’s major disaster.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

December 15, 2017

By Mia Steinle

Homeland Security Watchdog Finds Government Abuse at Detention Centers



Prison fence The Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General found that immigrant detainees were subject to inhumane and unhealthy conditions.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

December 14, 2017

By David S. Hilzenrath

Biotech Exec Hosted by Trump Butters Up FDA Chief



John F. Crowley The FDA fast tracked the experimental drug migalastat after Amicus Therapeutics CEO John F. Crowley sent a flattering personal note to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

December 15, 2017

By Sean Moulton

Government Shutdown Continues to Loom



Lincoln Memorial closed due to government shutdown Congress gave us a temporary reprieve from a government shutdown, but the possibility it could still happen remains. A federal shutdown would have more impact than you might think.

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Topics: Government Accountability

December 13, 2017

By Peter Tyler

Revealing the Lost World of Government Reports



Closeup of a person using a computer The recently introduced Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act would require federal agencies to forward copies of congressionally mandated reports to the Government Publishing Office, which would then post them online to more easily allow Congress

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

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