Entity: Agency for International Development

No Records Response from USAID Regarding Contracts with Unsuccessful Nominee Mark Montgomery

September 30, 2019
The United States Agency for International Development stated that it had no records of contracts with unconfirmed nominee Mark Montgomery. American Oversight asked for these records to identify situations where agencies may have used contracts to circumvent the Senate confirmation process.

Release of Trump–Zelensky Call Readout Raises Questions About Justice Department Involvement

September 25, 2019
If the president or his advisers thought the released summary transcript would be another supposed “total exoneration,” they were mistaken.
(White House Photo)

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Any Directives to Withhold Aid from Ukraine

September 24, 2019
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking any directives to withhold aid from Ukraine in light of reports that President Trump sought to withhold such aid before speaking with Ukraine’s president and potentially pressuring Ukraine to commence an investigation of one of the president’s political opponents.

News Roundup: Trump, Giuliani, and Ukraine

September 20, 2019
“Unprecedented” is a word that has been used a lot in the past few years — including this week.
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

FOIA to USAID for John Barsa Communications With Anti-Immigrant and Anti-Muslim groups

September 16, 2019
FOIA to USAID for Assistant Administrator John Barsa’s communications with certain anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant groups. American Oversight seeks to understand whether and to what extent Mr. Barsa’s work at USAID has been influenced by individuals and organizations with records of bias against immigrants and Muslim individuals. This FOIA request was made with the Southern Poverty Law Center.

FOIA to USAID Seeking Communications with the Office of the Vice President

August 7, 2019
FOIA to United States Agency for International Development seeking all communications between certain high-level agency officials and certain senior officials in Vice President Mike Pence’s office.

FOIA to USAID Seeking Calendars of Officials in Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives

July 30, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Agency for International Development seeking calendars of officials in the Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives, including Director Kirsten Evans and Deputy Director Brian Klotz.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Any Contracts with Failed Nominees

July 17, 2019
FOIA to multiple agencies to identify whether individuals nominated but not confirmed to high-level agency positions have contracts to perform the same or similar work for which they were unsuccessfully nominated.

USAID Identities of Political Appointees Since January 2017

July 12, 2019
Records from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in response to our FOIA seeking identities of USAID political appointees since January 20, 2017.

No Records Response from USAID Regarding Stephen Miller’s Influence on Immigration Policy

May 21, 2019
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) stated that it had no records on Stephen Miller’s influence on immigration policy throughout executive branch agencies. American Oversight sought these records in light of 2018 news reports that Miller had worked to install immigration hardliners throughout the executive branch.