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SCOTUS Decision Spells Uncertainty for Congressional Oversight of a President

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 9, 2020 – This decision could empower a president to delay congressional scrutiny, and it’s unclear how the lower courts will apply the court’s criteria on a case-by-case basis,” said Sarah Turberville, director of The Constitution Project at the Project On Government Oversight. “While this fight remains in the courts, Congress can […]

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Trump Administration Replacing Interior Dept’s Watchdog with Political Appointee

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2018 – An email from Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson reported by several news outlets and obtained by the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) announced to the Department’s staff that Assistant Secretary for Administration Suzanne Israel Tufts will become the new acting inspector general at the Interior […]

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Danielle Brian and Peter Tyler: Diminishing Lives Lost Instead of Leading During a Disaster

Sept. 13, 2018 – It should go without saying that disaster preparation is about protecting lives, not protecting reputations. As we write this, millions of people in the path of Hurricane Florence are preparing for potential devastation from high winds, heavy rains, and coastal storm surge. The leadership and staff of federal, state, and local […]

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POGO Condemns U.S. Withdrawal from International Transparency Initiative

Nov. 2, 2017 – Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior withdrew the United States from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the international initiative that requires governments to publicly disclose their revenues from oil, gas, and mining assets, and for companies to make parallel disclosure so taxpayers know they are getting every dollar due […]

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Danielle Brian: Washington Post’s $125 billion Pentagon waste story a “perfect illustration” of longstanding problems

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2016 – Danielle Brian, Executive Director of the Project On Government Oversight (POGO), issued the following statement on the Washington Post article on the Pentagon’s attempt to hide a report spelling out ways the Department of Defense could save $125 billion: This story is a perfect illustration of the three biggest problems […]

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