Public Citizen

  • Watchdogs urge more defense contractor accountability as DoD seeks ethics waivers for Esper

    Twenty-five watchdog groups want Congress to considering clamping down on defense contractors.

  • National Park Service faces new rules, new leadership amid growing pains

    Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.), if confirmed by the Senate as the Trump administration’s Interior secretary, will inherit a National Park Service with a multi-billion dollar maintenance backlog and a toxic work culture that demands reform, he told lawmakers on Tuesday.

  • Sen. Warren urges Obama to replace SEC chairwoman

    The Massachusetts Democrat’s letter highlights her concerns over White’s actions to reduce the disclosure requirements of corporations, which Warren said runs contrary to the SEC’s purpose.

  • Congressional ethics

    Jenny Mattingley hosts a wide-ranging roundtable discussion of congressional ethics. October 17, 2014

  • Regulatory czar nominee pledges to speed up review process

    President Barack Obama’s pick to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) pledged to clear up delays in the regulatory process if confirmed by the Senate. Appearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Wednesday, Howard Shelanski said improving the timeliness of OIRA’s work — which has come in for criticism from Republican lawmakers and transparency groups, alike — is among his top priorities.