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FOIA to Treasury for Records on Impact of Rolling Back Certain Donor Disclosure Requirements

August 7, 2019
FOIA to Treasury and IRS seeking records reflecting final assessments of the impact of Rev. Proc. 2018-38, which would rollback requirements that certain tax-exempt organizations, including politically active 501(c)(4) organizations, disclose the names and addresses of their major donors on their annual tax returns.

FOIA to Treasury for External Communications Regarding Certain Donor Disclosure Requirements

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

FOIA to IRS Seeking External Communications Regarding Certain Donor Disclosure Requirements

August 7, 2019
FOIA to the Internal Revenue Service seeking communications with external groups regarding potential changes to donor disclosure requirements for certain tax-exempt organizations, including politically active 501(c)(4) organizations.

Records from EPA Regarding Chloroprene

August 2, 2019
Records from the EPA regarding Chloroprene in response to our FOIA request for related communications.

No Records Response from Commerce Regarding Communications with Terms Related to Different Industries

July 17, 2019
The Department of Commerce stated that it had no records of communications with specific terms related to different industries, including Apple, BMW, Boeing, Coco-Cola, Ford, General Motors, and Toyota.

FOIA to Education Seeking Records Related to Changes to Protection Disclosure Requirements to Benefit Navient

June 17, 2019
FOIA to Education seeking communications and other records related to the decision to change the consumer protection disclosure requirements from disclosing legal proceedings in the from the last 7 years to the last 5 years. The decision was likely made to benefit student loan servicer Navient, which settled a case 5 years and one month ago.

American Oversight Comment to Office of Government Ethics – Legal Expense Fund Regulation

June 14, 2019
American Oversight's comment submitted to the Office of Government Ethics regarding developing a Legal Expense Fund regulation. American Oversight argues that OGE should promulgate a Legal Expense Fund regulation that provides transparency, allows public scrutiny and effective oversight, and ensures accountability for receiving funds from sources that would create conflicts of interest.

Treasury Congressional Communications Regarding 2017 Tax Reform

June 7, 2019
Documents from Treasury containing congressional communications regarding the 2017 effort to overhaul the federal tax code.

News Roundup: Congressional Hearing Shows and No-Shows

May 24, 2019
Ben Carson, Diane Auer Jones, and Don McGahn's empty chair
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

Investigating the Administration’s Involvement with For-Profit Colleges

May 22, 2019
Congress holds a hearing — and American Oversight sues.