Unexcused Absences: DeVos Calendars Show Frequent Days Off

American Oversight obtained Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' calendars from her first six months in office. Our analysis found that she took at least 11 long weekends, and she only completed a full day of work about 2/3 of the time.
Related Investigation
Clear Selected

American Oversight Statement Regarding DOI Report on Zinke Travel

November 16, 2017
American Oversight's statement on the Washington Post report that revealed that the Department of the Interior’s Inspector General has found that poor record keeping by Secretary Zinke has hampered their ongoing investigation into multiple facets of his travel, including his mixing of political events with government business, as well as the frequent presence of his wife, Lola Zinke, on official trips.

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.

Maine Secretary of State Dunlap Election Commission Lawsuit

November 16, 2017
Update: Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap filed for a preliminary injunction in his lawsuit to enforce his right to access key documents and information as a member of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Dunlap is represented by nonpartisan ethics watchdog American Oversight and the law firm of Patterson Belknap, based in New York City.

American Oversight Statement on Carl Icahn Investigation

November 8, 2017
American Oversight released the following statement after reports that Trump administration advisor Carl Icahn had been subpoenaed by the U.S Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York regarding his role in influencing biofuel policy.

Statement on Interference in AT&T-Time Warner Merger

November 8, 2017
American Oversight's statement in response to a report in the Financial Times indicating that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has informed AT&T that federal approval of its planned merger with Time Warner is contingent on the sale of CNN.

Over 50 New FOIA Requests Filed Last Week

November 6, 2017
In the past week, American Oversight has filed more than 50 new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests investigating a variety of conflicts of interest and questionable behavior in the Trump administration and beyond.

American Oversight Launches ‘NAFTA Watch’

November 3, 2017
NAFTA Watch new investigative project of American Oversight examining mismanagement and private sector giveaways by the Trump administration during the ongoing renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

New Emails: Ivanka Trump Continued Using Personal Account in White House

November 2, 2017
Emails obtained by American Oversight reveal that Ivanka Trump continued to use a personal account to send and receive emails related to government work even after joining the White House staff in late March.

FOIA In Action: Helping Journalists Expose Questionable Behavior By Trump’s Appointees

November 2, 2017
American Oversight has been investigating questionable behaviors by Trump's political appointees. Our FOIAs have helped journalists report on many conflicts of interests, such as using personal email for government business and high-level political figures hosting events at Trump properties.