Congress, not bureaucrats, should make federal criminal law

By Michael Pepson Would it surprise you to know that Congress has granted the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) unfettered power to write its own criminal code governing one-tenth of the land in the United States? A Nevada federal court ruled that Congress unconstitutionally transferred its legislative power to write crimes to the BLM. Last…

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Records confirm VA’s use of inaccurate wait time numbers

Documents obtained by Americans for Prosperity Foundation through a series of Freedom of Information Act requests, which are part of an ongoing lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs, reveal the VA’s failure to follow the VA MISSION Act and its own regulatory requirements by refusing to refer eligible veterans for community care. The documents…

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AFPF’s Statement on the Federal Reserve’s SVB Report

ARLINGTON, VA – Today, the Federal Reserve published its review of supervision and regulation of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). In response, AFPF Director of Investigations Kevin Schmidt released the following statement: “While we appreciate when the federal government is willing to publicly discuss past failures, here the Federal Reserve is attempting to leverage its own supervisory…

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New reporting confirms failures of Commerce Department cronyism programs

New reporting reveals failures of Commerce Department cronyism

While Kansans were busy buying and unwrapping gifts over the holidays, auditors revealed distressing problems with two major corporate welfare programs run by the Department of Commerce that could leave taxpayers holding the bag. Bad news about these types of programs isn’t surprising based on a long-track record of failure aside from giving politicians opportunities…

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New federal memos raise concern over social media censorship and free speech online

New federal memos raise concern over social media censorship and free speech online

Newly disclosed documents reveal federal officials believe they have the authority to police speech online. On September 22, Fox News broke the news that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security privately argued the agency has the authority to censor “misinformation” — in direct contradiction to the agency’s public remarks and despite DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas…

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AFP Foundation Opens Investigation into Administration’s ANWR Lease Sale Cancelation

ANCHORAGE, AK — Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFP Foundation) filed three Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests seeking information on the Biden administration’s unprecedented and unlawful cancellation of oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The lease sales were lawfully awarded and required by federal law.  A previous AFP Foundation investigation…

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4 outstanding questions the federal government needs to answer about its Disinformation Governance Board

4 outstanding questions the federal government needs to answer about the Disinformation Governance Board

“Key questions about the Disinformation   Governance Board remain unanswered.”  – AFP Foundation on May 9, 2022  More than a year after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security  announced and subsequently disbanded its Disinformation Governance Board, there remain numerous questions about the justification for the Board, the lack of guardrails for DHS components working on…

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