Archive

Department of Labor Emails Regarding Changes to the Overtime Rule

July 17, 2018
Records from the Department of Labor's response to American Oversight's FOIA request for records pertaining to the status of the Department of Labor's Overtime Rule from January 20, 2017 onward and a log off associated FOIA requests.

FOIA Seeking Communications Regarding Education’s Rulemaking Subcommittee

April 27, 2018
FOIA to Education seeking communications from the Financial Responsibility Subcommittee meeting.

FOIA Seeking Communications Related to the Borrower Defense Rule

April 27, 2018
FOIA to Education regarding protections to students who have been defrauded by schools. This FOIA is seeking all communications related to the borrower defense rule between Secretary DeVos and other senior Education appointees and outside entities.

Efforts to Undermine Sanctuary Cities

April 3, 2018
In the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ramped up raids, arrests, and deportation proceedings across the country. Some cities have welcomed ICE and CBP’s activities, while others have employed sanctuary policies to resist federal law enforcement’s immigration crackdown. Trump administration officials have praised cities that cooperate with ICE and CBP and condemned those that don’t—and may have even coordinated with politically-friendly cities and states to undermine sanctuary policies.

FOIA to Commerce Regarding Steel Tariffs

March 2, 2018
FOIA seeking communications between Secretary Wilbur Ross or any other political appointee or career SES employee in the Office of the Secretary and anyone acting on behalf of the steel industry.

FOIA to EPA Regarding Asbestos Regulations

February 13, 2018
Joint FOIA with EWG and ADAO seeking records to determine if EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and other top EPA officials have recently been meeting with several chemical and asbestos corporations and trade groups regarding the future impact of the Toxic Substances Control Act on the use of asbestos.

American Oversight and EWG Seek Records of Industry Influence at Department of Energy

November 16, 2017
American Oversight and the Environmental Working Group asked the Department of Energy for its communications with the energy industry over the Trump administration’s proposed bailout of failing coal and nuclear power plants.

Health Care: Repeal, Replace, and Sabotage

October 17, 2017
President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have tried (and thus far failed) to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act — even as the president has repeatedly vowed to let the health-care system "explode." The American people have a right to know what secret deals the Trump administration has made with Congress regarding health care and whether the president or other officials are planning to sabotage the health insurance marketplace.

No Records Response From HUD Regarding Candy Carson’s Travel

September 27, 2017
HUD stated that it had no records responsive to our FOIA request for documents relating to travel arrangements made on behalf of Secretary Ben Carson’s wife, Lacena Carson.

OCC Communications with Congress

September 7, 2017
Communications between the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Congress regarding financial regulatory reform. Obtained September 7, 2017 by American Oversight.