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Ethics and Transparency

Oversight of Trump Administration

Ranking Member Cummings is committed to investigating the President’s unprecedented vast global entanglements, financial conflicts of interest, and penchant for secrecy, including his refusal to release his tax returns. He is also conducting oversight of the Administration’s troubling pattern of misguided and politically-motivated attacks on government watchdogs, ethics experts, law enforcement officials, and career government employees.

Cummings Calls on Chaffetz to Launch Inquiry into Trump’s So-Called “Blind Trust

Nov 14, 2016

Cummings Seeks Information about Trump’s “Highly Unusual Request” for His Children to Gain Access to Highly Classified Information

Nov 15, 2016

Cummings Seeks Information About Trump’s Request for Son-in-Law to Attend Highly Classified President’s Daily Brief

Nov 16, 2016

Pallone Cummings Seek Answers on Trump Transition’s DOE Questionnaire

Dec 14, 2016

Cummings Issues Statement on Trump-Chaffetz Coordinated Attack on Top Government Ethics Official

Jan 15, 2017

Cummings Asks Chaffetz to Allow All Oversight Members to Join Meeting with Ethics Director After Chairman’s Reversal on Subpoena Threat

Jan 19, 2017

Cummings Issues Statement After Closed-Door Meeting with Top Government Ethics Official

Jan 23, 2017

Warren and Cummings Ask GAO to Review "Chaotic" Trump Transition

Jan 25, 2017Page

Trump Administration Gag Orders Appear to Violate Multiple Federal Laws

Jan 26, 2017

Baldwin and Cummings: President Trump’s Revolving Door Between Wall Street and Washington Keeps Spinning

Jan 26, 2017

Top Oversight Dems Request Info. on Threats by Trump Agency Officials to Remove IGs

Feb 1, 2017

Background Check Director Flags Concerns with Reports of Steve Bannon’s Inflammatory Statements

Feb 2, 2017

Cummings Asks Chaffetz to Refer Top Trump Aide for Potential Disciplinary Action

Feb 9, 2017

Chaffetz Joins Cummings’ Request to Ask Office of Government Ethics to Recommend Disciplinary Action for Kellyanne Conway

Feb 9, 2017

Warren, Carper and Cummings Question White House Counsel About Jared Kushner's Compliance with Conflict-of-Interest Laws

Mar 8, 2017

Chaffetz, Cummings Urge Compliance with Federal Recordkeeping Laws

Mar 9, 2017

Cummings Demands Explanation for White House Claim that Ethics Rules “Do Not Apply” to President Trump’s Staff

Mar 9, 2017

Members of Congress Raise Concerns About Kushner Companies' "Unusually Favorable" Deal with Chinese Firm

Mar 27, 2017

Government Watchdog to Conduct Review of Trump Transition Process

Apr 11, 2017

Passantino's Role Is to Police Trump Administration Conflicts of Interest - But Documents Reveal His Own Conflicts with Icahn, Carson, Price

Apr 21, 2017

As President Releases New Tax Plan, Oversight Dems Press for Vote on Bipartisan Bill Requiring Him to Release Tax Returns

Apr 26, 2017

Cummings Requests Information about Kellyanne Conway’s Ongoing Interest in Polling Company She Founded

May 9, 2017

Top House Dems Raise “Grave Concerns” About Attorney General Violating Recusal Law on Comey Firing

May 11, 2017


May 12, 2017

Warren, Whitehouse, Carper, Leahy, Cummings Question Office of Government Ethics about Key White House Ethics Officer's Conflicts of Interest

May 16, 2017

Oversight Democrats Challenge New Trump Administration Policy on Refusing Democratic Inquiries

Jun 5, 2017

Attorney General Sessions Declines to Testify Before Oversight Committee on Withholding “Fast and Furious” Documents

Jun 7, 2017

Oversight Dems Press the White House to Explain Why Kushner’s Clearance Has Not Been Suspended During Ongoing Investigation

Jun 21, 2017

Office of Government Ethics Reports Top White House Ethics Official to White House Counsel for Potential Ethics Breach

Jun 29, 2017

Cummings Issues Statement on Resignation of Top Government Ethics Official

Jul 6, 2017

Cummings Urges Gowdy to Hold Hearing with Outgoing OGE Director on Need for Stronger Ethics Regulations

Jul 6, 2017

Cummings, Jeffries Raise Concerns Over Conflicts of Interest Created by President Trump’s Starrett City Ownership

July 10, 2017

Members of Congress Ask White House Counsel for Information on Potential Ethics Violation by Top White House Ethics Official Stefan Passantino

Jul 25, 2017

Cummings, Conyers, Connolly, Cicilline Request Documents about President Trump’s Regulatory Task Forces’ Secret Meetings and Conflicts of Interest

Aug 7, 2017

Oversight Dems Launch Investigation of Taxpayer-Funded Expenditures to Trump Businesses

Aug 8, 2017

Cummings and Jeffries Question HUD on Report of Potential Sale of Starrett City

Sep 7, 2017

Udall, Blumenthal, Whitehouse, Peters, Cummings to DHS IG: Does Trump Use of Private Residences Jeopardize Secret Service’s Compliance with Federal Law?

Sep 11, 2017

Cummings Launches Investigation of Kushner’s Use of Private Email

Sep 25, 2017

Gowdy, Cummings Investigate Federal Agency Travel

Sep 27, 2017

Cummings Requests Information About Kellyanne Conway’s Private Flights With Former HHS Secretary and Others

Oct 4, 2017

Cummings Sends Email Preservation Letters to Ivanka, Kushner, Trump Org, Others

Oct 5, 2017

Investigation Shows Trump Transition Ignored Ethics Officials and Refused to Cooperate with GAO

Oct 10, 2017

Cummings Objects to “Inexplicable” Claim That White House is in “Full Compliance” with Committee Document Request on Personal Email Use

Oct 20, 2017

Cummings Urges Gowdy to Take White House Advice—Obtain Documents Directly from Kushner on Personal Email

Oct 23, 2017

Cummings and Conyers Respond to Partisan GOP Investigation of Former FBI Director Comey’s Actions During 2016 Election

Oct 24, 2017

Cummings Responds to Partisan Republican Investigation of 2010 Uranium Deal

Oct 25, 2017


Oct 26, 2017

Cummings Presses Gowdy for Six Subpoena Votes at Thursday’s Oversight Committee Meeting

Oct 31, 2017

Cummings Urges Gowdy to Issue Subpoena to White House and HHS for Documents Withheld on Private Flights

Nov 1, 2017

Oversight Committee Republicans Block All Debate and Votes on Subpoenas

Nov 2, 2017

Cummings Asks Gowdy to Subpoena Documents on Decision to Ban Top EPA Aide From Banking Industry

Nov 8, 2017

Pallone Cummings Request Inspector General Investigate FCC Chairman Pai

Nov 13, 2017

Cummings Backs Calls for Oversight Committee to Investigate Multiple Sexual Harassment Allegations Against President Trump

Dec 12, 2017

Cummings Issues Statement in Response to Letter from Trump Transition Team

Dec 17, 2017

Cummings Asks Vice President to Allow FBI to Release Security Clearance Application from Michael Flynn, Jr.

Dec 18, 2017

Cummings Seeks Subpoena for Documents White House is Withholding on Failure to Suspend Security Clearances for Flynn and Kushner

Jan 18, 2018

Warren, Carper, Cummings Introduce Transition Team Ethics Improvement Act

Jan 18, 2018

Thompson, Nadler, Cummings Demand Answers on the White House’s Security Clearance Process Jared Kushner’s Interim Clearance

Jan 23, 2018

Cummings Asks Gowdy to Subpoena White House for Documents Withheld on Interim Security Clearances

Jan 24, 201

GAO Adds Security Clearance Process to Urgent List of “High Risk” Programs

Jan 25, 2018

Cummings and Connolly Ask Gowdy to Subpoena Documents on HHS Gag Order Against Whistleblowers

Jan 29, 2018

Democrats Seek Votes on 13 Subpoena Motions at Tuesday’s Oversight Committee Markup

Feb 2, 2018

Democrats Demand Subpoena for Trump Administration’s Hurricane Response

Feb 6, 2018

GOP Blocks 13 More Subpoena Motions For a Total of 19 Subpoenas Rejected By Oversight Committee

Feb 6, 2018

Top Democrats Request Identities of Regulatory Reform Task Force Members

Feb 7, 2018

Cummings Presses Gowdy to Stop Blocking Investigation of White House Security Clearances

Feb 8, 2018

Top Dems Request Docs on DOJ Lawsuit to Block AT&T and Time-Warner Merger After AG Refuses to Answer Questions

Feb 8, 2018

Whistleblower Documents Show Trump Administration Taking Direction from Extreme Anti-Choice Group to Target Planned Parenthood

Feb 12, 2018

Cummings Issues Statement on Oversight Committee Investigation of White House Security Clearances

Feb 14, 2018


Feb 14, 2018

Democrats Request Hearing on Trump Administration Travel Abuses Request Follows IG Report on VA Secretary Shulkin Trip to Europe

Feb 15, 2018

Oversight Dems Call on Gowdy to Subpoena CBP For Documents on Sexual Assault Allegations

Feb 21, 2018

Cummings Presses Gowdy to Subpoena Eight Agencies Refusing to Submit Identities of Regulatory Reform Task Force Members

Feb 23, 2018

Cummings Presses Gowdy to Subpoena Pentagon Documents on Hurricane Response

Feb 26, 2018

Cummings Seeks Subpoena for Documents on Trump Administration’s Secret Collaboration with Anti-Choice Group to Target Planned Parenthood

Feb 27, 2018

Cummings Asks Gowdy to Subpoena Department of Interior for Documents on Reassignment of “Disloyal” Employees

Feb 27, 2018

Top Dems Request Info from Pentagon on Reports that Manafort Promised Army Secretary Job To Banker Who Loaned Him Millions

Feb 27, 2018

Top Democrats Request Subpoena for Documents Withheld by Sessions on Communications with White House About ATT-Time Warner Merger

Mar 1, 2018

Democrats Ask Gowdy to Subpoena IRS Inspector General for Documents on Flawed So-Called “Targeting” Report

Mar 1, 2018

Top Democrats Request Documents After Reports That Kushner Companies Received Massive Loans After White House Meetings

Mar 5, 2018

Cummings Issues Statement on OSC Report Recommending that President Trump Discipline Kellyanne Conway for Hatch Act Violations

Mar 6, 2018

Cummings and Watson Coleman Ask Gowdy to Issue Subpoena to USDA for Docs Withheld on Contacts with Lobbyists

Mar 9, 2018

Warren, Cummings, Carper, and Peters Press Citigroup and Apollo on Loans to Kushner Business

Mar 9, 2018

Top Democrats Seek Information on Icahn’s Suspiciously Timed Steel Trades

Mar 9, 2018

Cummings Launches “Sunshine Week” With Broad Review of Trump Administration Secrecy

Mar 12, 2018

Cummings Requests Documents After President’s Personal Assistant Fired for Security Reasons

Mar 13, 2018

New “Sunshine Week” Video on the Trump Administration’s Unprecedented Cloud of Secrecy

Mar 13, 2018

Cummings Releases New Info on Kellyanne Conway’s Flights on Private Jets with Fired HHS Secretary

Mar 13, 2018

Democrats Seek Votes on 13 More Subpoena Motions at Thursday’s Oversight Committee Markup

Mar 13, 2018

Cummings Presses Gowdy to Finally Confront White House on Obstruction of Bipartisan Private Email Investigation

Mar 14, 2018

Cummings and Warren Seek Documents On Joint Business Deals Between Trump Organization and Kushner Companies

Mar 14, 2018

More Than 100 Members Urge Congressional Leaders to Remove Harmful Policy Riders That Would Give Wealthy Special Interests Even More Power in Washington

Mar 14, 2018

Republicans Block 13 More Subpoena Motions— Including for White House Security Clearance Docs

Mar 15, 2018

White House and State Department Conducted “Cleaning” of Career Employees They Believed Not Sufficiently “Supportive” of Trump Agenda

Mar 15, 2018 

Cummings Seeks Trump Administration’s Agency Downsizing Plans After Mulvaney Withholds Them from Congress as “Deliberative”

Mar 16, 2018

Cummings Requests Information from Secret Service Director about President Trump’s Former Personal Assistant

Mar 20, 2018

Cummings, Nadler Request Documents about Gag Orders White House Staff Reportedly Ordered to Sign

Mar 20, 2018

Cummings and Plaskett Obtain New Documents Showing FEMA Failed to Respond to “Emergency Requests” for Fuel to Prevent Food from Spoiling After Hurricane Maria

Mar 20, 2018 

Top Dems Ask Gowdy to Subpoena Trump Administration For Documents Regarding Reports that Manafort Promised Army Secretary Job to Banker Who Loaned Him Millions

Mar 28, 2018 

Democrats Request Documents on Legal Defense Fund Set Up to Pay Bills for White House, Campaign, and Transition Staff

Apr 2, 2018

Top Dems Request Hearings on Trump Administration’s Extravagant Air Travel

Apr 3, 2018