Case Number: 20-3282

HHS Records of High-Ranking FDA Officials’ Text Messages Related to Coronavirus

February 28, 2022
Records from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in response to American Oversight's request for text messages of high-ranking officials at the Food and Drug Administration regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

HHS Leadership Text Messages Related to Coronavirus Response

December 6, 2021
Records from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in response to American Oversight's request for text messages of agency leaders regarding the response to the coronavirus pandemic. These records include text messages for former Secretary Alex Azar.

Seeking Records from Seema Verma’s Lost Cell Phone

May 25, 2021
The top Trump official at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says she lost her phone in the final days of the administration. American Oversight is seeking to ensure government records don’t disappear with it.

Transcript: American Oversight v. HHS, FDA, CDC, and CMS – High-Ranking Officials’ Text Messages Related to Covid-19

April 19, 2021
Transcript of Apr. 19, 2021, court teleconference discussing American Oversight’s lawsuit against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking the release of high-ranking officials’ text messages related to Covid-19. You can read about the lawsuit here.

Status Reports: American Oversight v. HHS, FDA, CDC, and CMS – High-Ranking Officials’ Text Messages Related to Covid-19

April 9, 2021
Status reports filed by American Oversight, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and/or the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in American Oversight’s lawsuit seeking the release of high-ranking officials’ text messages related to Covid-19.

American Oversight Expands Lawsuit for HHS Officials’ Pandemic-Related Text Messages

February 8, 2021
American Oversight filed an amended complaint against HHS to compel the release of text messages sent or received by senior officials involved in the Trump administration’s Covid-19 response.

Amended Complaint: American Oversight v. HHS, FDA, CDC, and CMS – High-Ranking Officials’ Text Messages Related to Covid-19

February 8, 2021
An amended complaint filed by American Oversight lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking the release of high-ranking officials’ text messages related to Covid-19. The original complaint was filed Nov. 13, 2020.