News Roundup: Warming Planet, Surging Pandemic, and Election-Undermining Reviews

August 13, 2021
It's been a busy news week, from the fast-growing U.S. surge in Covid-19 cases and the new "code red" report on global warming to news about efforts past and present to undermine the 2020 presidential election.

FOIA to DHS for CBP Directives and Analyses Concerning Unvaccinated Personnel

July 30, 2021
FOIA to the Department of Homeland Security seeking Customs and Border Protection records on the rate of unvaccinated agency personnel, including any directives, analyses, and memoranda regarding the agency's vaccination rate.

News Roundup: The Resurgent Pandemic and Partisan Election Reviews

July 29, 2021
The Delta variant's spread across the U.S. has created a pandemic of the unvaccinated and, like many aspects of the past year and a half, one that each state is experiencing differently.

Records Reveal Private-Sector Pandemic Requests from Spring 2020

July 28, 2021
In these records, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin exchanged emails with top executives at large corporations, including General Electric and Ford.

Early Pandemic Confusion at Federal and State Health Agencies

July 28, 2021
During the first months of the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government's frequent lack of clarity and the absence of a clear leadership structure hampered health agencies' and state officials' response to the crisis. American Oversight is investigating the coordination problems that beset federal and local health departments during the spring of 2020.

Industry Influence at the Department of Agriculture During Pandemic

July 28, 2021
As the coronavirus spread through crowded and already dangerous meatpacking plants, companies not only sought to avoid closures but also to reduce important safety regulations. American Oversight has been investigating the meat industry's influence at federal agencies, including the Department of Agriculture, during the Covid-19 pandemic.