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Advocacy Work

AdvocacyCoalition for Integrity engages in a variety of forms of advocacy in addition to the articles and blog posts we publish. We meet with members of government and international institutions to discuss our policy recommendations on subjects of interest to us. We also write letters, policy papers, and press releases, which are found below.

June 28, 2017 – The Coalition for Integrity joined several other civil society organizations in sending a letter to Representatives Maloney, King, Royce, Moore, and Waters expressing support for the bipartisan Corporate Transparency Act (H.R. 3089), which would require companies to disclose information about the real people who own or control them (often called the “beneficial owners”) at the time they are created. A letter was also sent to Senators Whitehouse, Grassley, and Feinstein to express support for the Senate version of the bill, the bipartisan True Incorporation Transparency for Law Enforcement (TITLE) Act (S. 1454).

Jan 31, 2017- We joined several other civil society organizations in sending a letter to Speaker Ryan, Minority Leader Pelosi, Chairman Hensarling and Ranking Member Waters urging them to support the Cardin-Lugar Anti-Corruption rule and vote no on H.J. Resolution 41. Read more

Jan 31, 2017 – We joined several other civil society organizations in sending a letter to Majority Leader McConnell, Minority Leader Schumer, Chairman Crapo and Ranking Member Brown urging them to support the Cardin-Lugar Anti-Corruption rule and vote no on S.J. Resolution 9.  Read more

November 21, 2016- TI-USA Issues Key Recommendations for New Administration to Avoid Conflicts of Interest. Read more

November 9, 2016- TI-USA congratulates Donald J. Trump on his election as next President of the United States. Read more

May 12, 2016 – The U.S.G. announces new steps to combat corruption and money laundering: Transparency International-USA welcomes the announcement and points out that more action is needed. Read More

May 06, 2016 – The U.S.G. announces new steps to combat corruption and money laundering: Transparency International-USA welcomes the announcement and points out that more action is needed. Read More

May 06, 2016 – Treasury issues new rules on customer due diligence: Transparency International-USA points out that gaps remain and more action is needed. Read More

April 28. 2016 – TI-USA urges the Administration to include commitments on beneficial ownership transparency and contract transparency in federal procurement in the third Open Government Partnership National Action Plan. Read More

April 28, 2016 – TI-USA along with 22 other organizations urges the U.S. Department of Treasury and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to embed beneficial ownership transparency in federal procurement through the implementation of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act). Read More

March 21, 2016 – TI-USA calls for greater transparency by the Department of Defense on all security assistance programs. Read More

February 16, 2016 – TI-USA submits comments to the Securities and Exchange Commission answering specific questions posed by the SEC about the rule being drafted to implement Section 1504 of Dodd Frank. Read More

February 2, 2016 – TI-USA issues a press release welcoming the introduction of legislation promoting beneficial ownership transparency. Read More

December 8, 2015 – TI-USA sends a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission containing four recommendations for the rule being drafted implementing Section 1504 of Dodd Frank. Read More

October 2, 2015 – TI-USA send a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission urging prompt action in the release of a rule implementing Section 1504 of Dodd-Frank. Read More

June 5, 2015 – TI-USA writes a letter signed by 106 other civil society organizations to the World Bank President and Executive Directors urging the collection and publication of the beneficial ownership information of bidders on Bank-financed procurements. Read More

April 22, 2015 – TI-USA issues a press release calling for full disclosure of the sources of political spending in the United States. Read More

March 10, 2015 – TI-USA writes a letter signed by 17 civil society organizations to the Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) seeking action to close the loopholes in the current legal framework that allow corrupt individuals to launder money in the United States through anonymous real estate transactions. Read More

February 20, 2015 – TI-USA provides the World Bank with policy recommendations for improving public participation in the project design and implementation process. Read More

December 10, 2014 – TI-USA provides the World Bank with policy recommendations for making its procurement policies more transparent and less vulnerable to corruption. Read More

October 2, 2014 – TI-USA writes to FinCEN urging it to strengthen and finalize the rules proposed in 2014 that require financial institutions to carry out appropriate due diligence to identify and verify the ultimate beneficial owners of legal entity customers. Read More

June 9, 2014 – TI-USA writes to the Chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission urging her issue a rule under Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act requiring U.S.-listed companies to publicly report the project-level payments they make to all governments. Read More

March 21, 2014 – TI-USA writes to the United States Trade Representative urging the inclusion of strong anti-corruption and legal and regulatory transparency requirements in the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Read More

October 30, 2013 – TI-USA provides the World Bank with policy recommendations for improving its sanctions system through which investigates and adjudicates cases of corruption and fraud by contractors on Bank-financed procurements. Read More

July 18, 2013 – TI-USA writes to Senator Levin, and Representatives Maloney and Waters to express support for the introduction of legislation that promotes transparency in beneficial owners of corporations and limited liability companies. Read More

July 1, 2013 – TI-USA writes to the United States Trade Representative urging the inclusion of strong anti-corruption and legal and regulatory transparency requirements in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and providing suggested language for anti-corruption and transparency provisions. Read More

February 16, 2012 – TI-USA provides the World Bank with policy recommendations for strengthening its governance and anti-corruption policies. Read More

January 12, 2012 – TI-USA writes a letter signed by 32 civil society organizations to every member of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate defending the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) against attempts to weaken it. Read More