Watchdog Group Investigates Transportation Department Pushing Biden’s Political Agenda
- December 2, 2021
Jacob Bliss, Breitbart News
A government watchdog group known as Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for documents to investigate if the Department of Transportation violated federal anti-lobbying laws by pushing for items in President Joe Biden’s political agenda to be passed by Congress.
PPT is alleging that the Transportation Department or someone at the department violated the federal anti-lobbying laws that Congress enacted to ban types of lobbying activities by federal agencies and officials in addition to protecting American taxpayers and the interests of the American public.
“The prohibitions against lobbying on pending legislation by Executive Branch agencies and officials exist to protect the American public from having their hard-earned tax dollars spent on propaganda,” PPT’s Director, Michael Chamberlain, told Breitbart News.
“When DOT uses a government social media account with more than a quarter-million followers to promote a controversial bill, possibly in violation of the law, the public deserves to know whether the actions were consistent with the law and who authorized the activity,” Chamberlain added. “Protect the Public’s Trust will investigate this episode and shed light on conduct that may be prohibited under the law.”