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Daily Bulldog: Vanishing Land
Collins tried to accommodate the liberal group Mainers for Accountable Leadership by meeting with its members. The next day the same activists picketed her in Bangor for being inaccessible. Meanwhile, another leftist organization, Allied Progress, slammed her for not opposing more Trump nominees.
Pensions & Investments: SEC, DOL Nominees Disclose Holdings
Mr. Clayton’s professional connections with Wall Street prompted several progressive groups, including Public Citizen and Allied Progress, to oppose his nomination and to ask members of the Senate Banking Committee — who will consider his confirmation March 23 — to demand a more comprehensive list of all current and former clients, both domestic and international.
Politico’s Morning Money: First Look – Clayton and Russia?
“Trump’s SEC pick is (unsurprisingly) another nominee with Russia ties, and Allied Progress is releasing a letter … calling on the Banking Committee to release all of his former clients before his hearing.
Washington Post: Progressive Groups Target Trump Nominee for Sec Chairman, Decrying Wall Street Ties
A coalition of progressive groups plans to announce Monday a campaign to derail President Trump’s nomination of Jay Clayton to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, targeting Clayton’s close connections to Wall Street.
ABC News: Anti-Ricketts Ad Buy
Progressive group Allied Progress is launching an ad push against Trump’s deputy commerce secretary nominee Todd Ricketts. The group has a full-page ad out in Politico and a digital buy.
Roll Call: Last of Trump Nominees With Russian Ties Set to Sail Through Confirmation
“We need to know more,” said Karl Frisch, executive director of Allied Progress, a liberal advocacy group that targets Wall Street power and influence. “If Donald Trump is going to be entrusting this man to be sort of a trade envoy to the rest of the world, we need to know where he is compromised.”
Legal Reader: Trump Nominates Alexander Acosta as Labor Secretary
The accusations which have been leveled against Acosta by groups such as Allied Progress are tame in contrast. Spokesman Karl Frisch damned the Miami native as “wholly unqualified.”
Lancaster Independent News: Trump’s Second Pick for Labor Differs More in Style Than Policy
The Hill reports that Allied Progress Executive Director Karl Frisch released a statement saying, “We understand that the President is still reeling from his last failed Labor nomination, but that doesn’t mean he should nominate someone who is wholly unqualified for the job”.
Equipment World: Alexander Acosta Is President Trump’s New Nomination for Secretary of Labor
Allied Progress Executive Director Karl Frisch released a statement saying, “We understand that the President is still reeling from his last failed Labor nomination, but that doesn’t mean he should nominate someone who is wholly unqualified for the job. Americans deserve a Secretary of Labor who will fight for workplace safety, fair wages, and the rights of working families. It’s clear Mr. Acosta is not that person.”
Reuters: Trump Taps Ex-labor Board Member Acosta to Be Labor Secretary
Some progressive groups were already responding negatively to the Acosta appointment, with Allied Progress alleging he had mismanaged the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division when he ran it.
In 2008, an internal Justice Department report faulted Acosta for failing to rein in a staffer who engaged in improper politicized hiring.