Entity: White House

Celebrating Government Transparency This Fourth of July

July 4, 2019
As Trump attempts to turn what has traditionally been a nonpartisan celebration into a party for donors, we're celebrating the power that an informed public can have in a democracy.

The Imperial Presidency and the End of Congressional Oversight

May 1, 2019
Donald Trump's administration may only last four years, but its changes to America’s three co-equal branches of government will likely last much longer.
(Photos: Gage Skidmore, S Pakhrin)

The Dangers of Constitutional Hardball

April 29, 2019
The Trump administration’s actions over the past week and a half suggest that it may have decided to adopt a strategy of across-the-board stonewalling, violating a half-century of norms.
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

USTR Calendar Entries of USTR Ambassador Lighthizer

April 25, 2019
U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Lighthizer's calendar from January 2018-April 2019.

White House Defies Congressional Subpoena — Without Asserting Executive Privilege

April 23, 2019
The White House ordered the personnel security director not to appear before Congress, without asserting any kind of executive privilege to account for its defiance of Congress’ constitutional prerogatives.

Why Congress — and the American People — Deserve to See Trump’s Tax Returns

April 17, 2019
You just filed your taxes with the IRS — it's time for Trump to share his with you.

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.

CEQ Emails Regarding Potential Attempts to Purge Career Employees

April 4, 2019
Council on Environmental Quality records attempting to discern whether political appointees targeted career employees they perceived to be disloyal to the current administration.

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.