Democrats seek legislation to force more transparency from Trump administration

In an effort to prevent or expose conflicts of interest in the executive branch, House and Senate Democrats are pushing legislation that would force senior members of the Trump administration to reveal more about their business interests. The legislation, which was introduced this week, would empower the Office of Government Ethics to request subpoenas from…

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California Attorney General Files FOIA Request Seeking Answers About Trump Administration’s Proposed Religious Conscience Rule

SACRAMENTO –  California Attorney General Xavier Becerra yesterday filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeking information about the Trump Administration’s new proposed rule, the so-called Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care, and new delegation of authority to create a new division within the Office for…

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Travel Ban Report Released by Homeland Security Watchdog after Groups File Records Appeal

WASHINGTON – Open the Government (OTG) and the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) applauded the release today of a report by the Homeland Security Administration’s Inspector General that critiqued the Trump Administration’s handling of its controversial travel ban that caused chaos and protests across the nation in January 2017. The release of the redacted report came…

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