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New Bill Demands Red Cross Accountability

A new bill, the American Red Cross Sunshine Act, is currently pending approval in the House of Representatives. The bill would demand more oversight of how the Red Cross uses its funds, including audits by three inspectors general, and an annual report done by the Department of Homeland Security. The bill was sparked by the Red Cross’ resistance to an inquiry by the Government Accountability Office, requested by Representative Bennie Thompson after the Red Cross’ failed responses to Hurricane Katrina, the earthquake in Haiti, and Superstorm Sandy. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. ‘American Red Cross Sunshine Act’ Would Open Charity to Outside Scrutiny 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. Justin […]

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