Entity: Congress

News Roundup: Turning to the Courts

April 5, 2019
The Trump administration has proved uniquely uncooperative with Congress’ requests. This week, House committees exercised their subpoena power.

The Trump Administration’s Disrespect for Constitutional Checks and Balances Earns It Congressional Subpoenas

April 3, 2019
The administration's uncooperative position is not only questionable — it stands in the way of Congress' important constitutional functions.

What Congressional Subpoena Power Means for Oversight

April 3, 2019
Three months after they took control of the House, new committee chairs are finally exercising their subpoena power.

Closing the Corruption-Breeding Loopholes the Trump Administration Has Exploited

March 27, 2019
The administration's corruption has revealed fundamental gaps in federal ethics laws. Important new legislation would strengthen ethics requirements.

Three Ways to Fix the Freedom of Information Act

March 14, 2019
Agency resistance and excessive delays have increasingly undermined FOIA’s ultimate purpose of encouraging greater transparency. Here are three ways it can be strengthened.

Emails Reveal Elaine Chao’s ‘Special’ Treatment of Kentucky-Specific Requests

February 19, 2019
We obtained records revealing that Elaine Chao met multiple times with Kentucky politicians and business leaders in response to requests from the office of her husband, Mitch McConnell.

Letter: Call for Congressional Investigation of Ivanka Trump Personal Email Use

November 20, 2018
Letter to Congress calling for an investigation into Ivanka Trump's use of personal email and violation of the Presidential Records Act.

Accountability Starts Now

November 7, 2018
With control of the House of Representatives changing hands, the checks and balances we all learned about in school are back. If the Trump administration tries to obstruct congressional oversight, we'll go to court to force the release of documents.