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American Oversight Launches State Accountability Project to Expose Government Corruption Across the Country

The first target of investigation is voter suppression in Florida, Georgia and Texas.
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News Roundup: Investigating the Fallout from Spring’s DHS Shakeup

July 19, 2019
Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan testified before Congress this week, with lawmakers confronting him about the poor conditions at migrant detention centers.

American Oversight Sues for Betsy DeVos’ Emails Sent with Personal Account

July 17, 2019
American Oversight is suing the Education Department to force the education secretary to turn over work emails sent from her personal account,

News Roundup: Acosta Resigns and White House Admits Census Defeat

July 12, 2019
Labor Secretary Alex Acosta became at least the fourth member of President Donald Trump's cabinet to resign in disgrace – joining the former heads of Health and Human Services, Veterans Affairs, and the EPA in departing the administration amid growing allegations of ethical misconduct.
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Celebrating Government Transparency This Fourth of July

July 4, 2019
As Trump attempts to turn what has traditionally been a nonpartisan celebration into a party for donors, we're celebrating the power that an informed public can have in a democracy.

News Roundup: Setbacks for Freedom of Information

June 28, 2019
Supreme Court decisions, limits on FOIA, and Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's D.C. landlord.

The Department of Homeland Security Doesn’t Know Where Trump Got Those Immigration Numbers, Either

June 27, 2019
DHS has confirmed that it has no records to back up extraordinary claims Trump made earlier this year about the cost and scope of illegal immigration.

Trump Nominates Another Defense-Industry Insider as Pentagon Chief

June 25, 2019
American Oversight has filed FOIA requests seeking any recusal determinations and ethics waivers for recently nominated Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper, a former lobbyist for Raytheon.

Lawsuit Seeks Records of Trump Family Influence over Minnesota Mining Project

June 25, 2019
American Oversight today sued for records related to the decision to renew the leases for a Chilean mining company headed by the family of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's landlord.

News Roundup: Hicks, Barr, Ross and Congressional Oversight

June 21, 2019
American Oversight is investigating the extent to which federal agencies are following the lead of the president in defying legislative branch oversight.