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News Roundup: Ukraine-Related Documents, Hurdles for Asylum-Seekers, and Chad Wolf’s Involvement in Family Separation

November 8, 2019
The latest on impeachment and on our investigations into the administration's immigration policies.

Letter to Office of Government Ethics on Legal Defense Fund Regulation

November 5, 2019
Letter to the Office of Government Ethics in response to the announcement of a public meeting regarding legal defense fund regulation. Signatories include American Oversight, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Project on Government Oversight, Campaign Legal Center, and Issue One.

DOJ Withheld Records Response Regarding Legal Memo on Antitrust Probe into Automaker Emissions Deal

October 30, 2019
The Department of Justice stated that it had located records responsive to American Oversight's request for records regarding a legal memo on antitrust probe saying that documents, but it withheld the documents in full.

FOIA to DOJ Antitrust Seeking Legal Memo on Automaker Antitrust Probe

October 17, 2019
FOIA to the Antitrust Division at the U.S. Department of Justice seeking legal memorandum discussing an agreement with automakers to follow California auto emissions standards

No Records Response from DOL Regarding Communications About Joint-Employer Proposed Rule

October 9, 2019
The Department of Labor stated that it had no records of external communications with large franchises regarding a joint-employer proposed rule.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Communications with Entities Subject to Animal Welfare Regulations

September 12, 2019
FOIA request to the United States Department of Agriculture seeking communications with industry groups subject to animal welfare regulations. American Oversight seeks these records to shed light on whether and to what extent outside groups exert influence, or attempt to influence, USDA policy on enforcing animal care standards.

FOIA to DOL Asking for Industry Communications about Proposed Rule

August 12, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Labor for external communications with large franchises about a joint-employer proposed rule.

DOI Records Regarding Offshore Drilling and Communications with Coastal States and Outside Influences

August 7, 2019
Department of Interior's response to FOIA request seeking records regarding offshore drilling and the influences on the administration’s decisions regarding whether and where offshore drilling would be allowed. These records include correspondence between Senator Rubio's office (R-FL) and Secretary Zinke's staff, as well as information on Secretary Zinke's participation in the American Petroleum Institute meeting in March 2017.

FOIA to Treasury Seeking Communications with State Officials Regarding Certain Donor Disclosure Requirements

August 7, 2019
FOIA to Treasury seeking communications with state officials regarding potential changes to donor disclosure requirements for certain tax-exempt organizations, including politically active 501(c)(4) organizations.

FOIA to IRS Seeking Communications with State Officials Regarding Certain Donor Disclosure Requirements

August 7, 2019
FOIA to IRS seeking communications with state officials regarding potential changes to donor disclosure requirements for certain tax-exempt organizations, including politically active 501(c)(4) organizations.