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FOIA to ED Seeking Records Regarding Relationship with Navient

March 28, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Education seeking records reflecting any common interest agreement between the Department of Education and loan servicer Navient. Navient Corporation has reportedly invoked “common interest privilege” to block disclosure of records in a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau lawsuit.

The Corruption Continues: Mueller Has Finished His Work. American Oversight Has Not.

March 25, 2019
The corruption of the Trump administration goes far beyond and far deeper than the criminality covered in the Mueller investigation.

FOIA to TVA Seeking Communications with Regulated Industries or the Trump Organization

March 25, 2019
FOIA to the Tennessee Valley Authority seeking records of communications with employees or representatives of regulated industries or the Trump Organization.

FOIA to USDA Regarding the Decision to Lift a Mining Ban Near Minnesota’s Boundary Waters

March 5, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Department of Agriculture requesting all communications regarding the decision to renew leases for mining near Minnesota’s Boundary Waters.

FOIA to DOL Regarding Analyses and Communications Related to the Tip Rule

February 14, 2019
FOIA to DOL seeking communications and final analyses of the impact of the tip rule proposed by the Department of Labor in December 2017.

FOIA to EPA Seeking Communications with the Glider Truck Industry

January 30, 2019
FOIA request to EPA seeking the communications of top EPA officials, including Andrew Wheeler, with high-pollution "glider" truck manufacturers and regarding glider truck regulation. Just before leaving the agency, former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a letter stating that EPA would not enforce regulatory limits on the glider truck industry.

Interior’s Proposed FOIA Rule Threatens Transparency and Accountability

January 29, 2019
Several of the proposed changes are contrary to law and undermine the very purpose of FOIA.

FOIA to Education Regarding the Report “Federal Student Aid’s Borrower Defense to Repayment Loan Discharge Process”

December 20, 2018
FOIA to Education regarding the report "Federal Student Aid’s Borrower Defense to Repayment Loan Discharge Process" and related communications.

No Records Response from DOE Regarding Industry Communications about FERC Rule

December 17, 2018
The Department of Energy stated it had no records responsive to American Oversight's FOIA request for communications with various energy industry trade groups discussing Secretary Rick Perry's order that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) fast-track consideration of a rule that would force regional electricity grid operators to subsidize qualifying coal and nuclear plants.

HUD Emails Regarding the Handling of FOIA Requests

December 13, 2018
HUD records, including internal and congressional emails, about the processing of Freedom of Information Act requests at the agency.