CREW uses aggressive legal action, in-depth research, and bold communications to reduce the influence of money in politics and help foster a government that is ethical and accountable. We highlight abuses, change behavior, and lay the groundwork for new policies and approaches that encourage public officials to work for the benefit of the people, not powerful interests.





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CREW Sues DOJ Over Presidential Emergency Powers Documents
February 15, 2019 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

Americans deserve to know the true basis for President Trump’s unprecedented decision to enact emergency powers to pay for a border wall.

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Public Utility Bucks Trump, But Watchdog Vacancy Still Cause for Concern
February 15, 2019 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

This week, the president urged the TVA, a publicly owned utility company, to save an aging coal plant whose supplier is owned by Trump’s political patron.

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CREW Staff Testified in Early H.R. 1 Hearings
February 14, 2019 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

Noah Bookbinder and Walter Shaub testified before Congress about crucial democracy reform issues as part of early hearings on H.R.1.

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CREW Requests Documents on Eric Trump’s Uruguay Trip
February 13, 2019 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

Visits to international holdings like Trump Tower Punta del Este come at significant cost to taxpayers, and promotes the President's business interests.

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A White House Travel Report is More Than 2 Months Late
February 13, 2019 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

We remain in the dark about whether outside groups like the NRA or Federalist Society funded White House staff travel between April 1 and September 30, 2018.

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CREW Requests Documents on Atiku Abubakar’s Visa Lobbying
February 12, 2019 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

Last year, Abubakar's political party hired Ballard Partners, a Trump administration-linked lobbying firm, and during his visit to DC, he stayed at Trump Hotel.

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whoWE ARE

CREW's lawyers, researchers, and communicators don't just highlight the negative influence of money in politics; we take action to ensure accountability and change our system for the better.

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whyWE DO IT

Since 2003, CREW has worked to create a more representative and ethical government, driven by the common good, rather than money and self-interest.

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ourIMPACT

CREW has driven secret money into the light, held wrongdoers accountable, and changed the law to make our government more open.

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