Hatch Act

CFPB’s Cordray Used Gov’t Email to Handle Message Offering Campaign Help

Watchdog says actions could potentially be in violation of the Hatch Act

Richard Cordray, the Obama-appointed director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), received a message on his government email address with an offer to help with his potential campaign for governor of Ohio, which Cordray then forwarded to a redacted address, an email obtained by the Washington Free Beacon shows.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Accused of Violating the Hatch Act

Andrew CuomoNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D.) has been accused of violating a federal law that prohibits government employees from engaging in political activity while on the job after allegedly using tax dollars to pay for ads in North Carolina that attempted to “interfere” with the state’s gubernatorial and legislative races.

An Unethical Solicitation

Sebelius under fire for asking health care execs for Obamacare advertising money

The former chief ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush said that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appears to have violated federal ethics rules when she asked health care executives to contribute to the campaign to implement Obamacare.

Acting with Impunity

Watchdog group seeks answers to questions around Secretary Sebelius’s campaign activities in 2012

A government watchdog group is seeking clarity into how an election regulation is enforced on government employees.

Hatch Act Follies

FEC complaint filed regarding DNC reimbursement to HHS

A legal complaint filed on Tuesday alleges the Democratic National Committee violated federal election law by failing to report independent expenditures that directly supported President Barack Obama’s reelection effort.

EPA Employee Demoted for Prison Telephone Scheme

Another retires in Hatch Act investigation

One Environmental Protection Agency employee had his salary decreased and was reassigned “due to involvement in a telephone calling scheme” involving prison inmates, another was fired but is likely receiving a federal pension.

More Accusations in Hatch Act Case

The government watchdog group that last week requested an investigation into two FAA employees for potential Hatch Act violations has discovered more potential violations of election laws by one of the individuals, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.