President Obama promised to fight corporate concentration. Eight years later, the airline industry is dominated by just four companies. And you’re paying for it.
Following reporting by ProPublica and NPR and an investigation by his staff, Sen. Charles Grassley introduces the American Red Cross Transparency Act.
Introducing the Red Cross Reporting Network.
“One of the reasons they don't want to answer the questions is it's very embarrassing,” says Sen. Charles Grassley, who just finished a yearlong investigation of the Red Cross.
I experienced firsthand the incompetence and neglect behind Obama’s failure to make good on his FOIA promises.
The charity has its worst fundraising year since at least 2000.
Congressman Bennie Thompson, who asked the charity for details about cuts to services, says he is “troubled” by the lack of answers.
Rep. Bennie Thompson said it is “critical” for the Red Cross to act quickly in response to problems reported by ProPublica
Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern, who was hired to revitalize the charity, has cut hundreds of chapters and thousands of employees.
A House bill is being released today along with a government report citing a lack of oversight about how the charity spends the millions of dollars donated by Americans.
Despite public vows of transparency, CEO Gail McGovern lobbied a congressman to spike an inquiry by the Government Accountability Office.
“I still have a lot more questions for the Red Cross,” said Sen. Charles Grassley.
Les documents confidentiels soulèvent également des questions sur le nombre d’Haïtiens que la Croix-Rouge aurait aidés, déclarant que les chiffres avancés pour un projet seraient «peu représentatifss».
The documents also raise questions about the accuracy of the Red Cross’ count of how many Haitians it helped, concluding the figures on one project were “fairly meaningless.”
The “disappointed” Judiciary Committee chairman wants a detailed breakdown of spending on projects, overhead and other issues.
Haitian reporters demand answers from the Red Cross but don’t get many.
Alors que le groupe s’est réjoui publiquement des résultats obtenus, des témoignages internes décrivent une succession d’échecs