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Letters & Testimony
July 29, 2015
Testimony before Senate Judiciary Committee on IRS Rules Enforcement
July 23, 2015
VOTE TO STRIKE THE MCCONNELL RIDER
February 3, 2011
DeAnn McEwan, Co-President of the California Nurses Association, speaks at the "Uncloak the Kochs" panel on January 30, 2011 in Rancho Mirage, CA.
December 7, 2011
Recording of a Common Cause webinar on political spending by the natural gas industry. The industry has spent $750 million to convince Congress to ignore the dangers of fracking.
July 27, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update
Wednesday’s introduction of the Fair Elections Now Act deserves a tip of the hat to sponsoring Sen. Dick Durbin, D-IL, and his 23 co-sponsors for continuing to stand up for a good idea.
July 13, 2017; Press Release, Status Update
Today Common Cause, the Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) supplementing a complaint filed by Common Cause on Monday. The expanded complaint alleges that Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort illegally solicited a contribution from a foreign national, and that Kushner, Manafort and Rob Goldstone illegally assisted Donald Trump Jr. in soliciting an illegal political contribution from a foreign national on behalf of the Trump 2016 presidential campaign.
May 4, 2017
Today’s executive order is just an expansion of the disastrous Supreme Court Citizens United decision which opened the floodgates of secret money into our elections, taking the buying of influence from elected officials into the shadows and away from public view.
April 28, 2017
Common Cause announced today that Stephen Spaulding will be returning to Common Cause in May as Chief of Strategy and External Relations. He departs the Federal Election Commission (FEC) this week after serving as Special Counsel to FEC Commissioner Ann M. Ravel, an outspoken critic of the agency’s dysfunction.
Research & Reports
September 27, 2004
This report on private contracting begins, 'One of the first companies to receive a contract for reconstruction work in Iraq was Halliburton, a Texas-based company that provides services to the oil and gas industry and that has a long history of close ties to high-ranking government officials. Those ties have included the late President Lyndon Johnson and the current Vice President Dick Cheney, a former CEO of Halliburton.'
September 26, 2004
This Common Cause report chronicles a series of incidents, large and small, that add up to a consistent effort by the Administration and Congressional leadership to bypass or undermine the rules and laws that are in place to ensure that our government works in an open and accountable manner and that all voices are heard on critical public policy issues. This report looks at the passing of the Medicare bill in particular.