Case Number: 20-2090

Investigations Update: DHS Intelligence Efforts in Portland, the Politicization of Key Government Agency, and the Pandemic’s Impact on Census

August 4, 2020
Our latest investigations into the federal response to nationwide protests, political interference in the 2020 census, and other issues.
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American Oversight Sues for Records of Pandemic’s Impact on the Census

July 31, 2020
The lawsuit came amid new reports that the Census Bureau plans to end its door-knocking outreach earlier than planned, potentially decreasing the accuracy and benefiting Trump’s political party.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Census Bureau and Commerce – 2020 Census Implementation

July 31, 2020
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Commerce for directives and communications regarding the implementation of the 2020 census in light of the coronavirus pandemic. This lawsuit also seeks records reflecting communications with the White House, the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and non-government entities regarding the 2020 census.

FOIA to Commerce Seeking Secretary Ross’s Communications with Senator McConnell

May 29, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Commerce seeking Secretary Wilbur Ross and other Commerce officials’ email communications with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell regarding the decennial census.

FOIA to Commerce Seeking Communications with External Individuals and Entities

May 29, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Commerce seeking Commerce officials’ email communications with external individuals and entities.

FOIA to the Census Bureau Seeking Sent Communications Regarding Coronavirus

May 29, 2020
FOIA request to the Census Bureau seeking officials’ sent email communications containing key terms relating to the coronavirus.

FOIA to the Census Bureau Seeking Communications with the White House Related to Coronavirus

April 6, 2020
FOIA request to the Census Bureau seeking email communications about coronavirus with the Executive Office of the President.

FOIA to the Census Bureau Seeking Directives Related to Coronavirus

April 6, 2020
FOIA request to the Census Bureau seeking directives related to the agency’s response to coronavirus.