Entity: Commerce - Census Bureau

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 the Census Bureau Seeking Directives and Guidance Relating to Covid-19

July 31, 2020
FOIA request to the Census Bureau seeking directives and guidance relating to implementing the 2020 census in light of the Covid-19 outbreak.

FOIA to the Census Bureau Seeking External Email Communications Regarding Covid-19

July 31, 2020
FOIA request to the Census Bureau seeking email communications sent to external entities containing key terms relating to the coronavirus.

FOIA to the Census Bureau Seeking Emails with the White House Regarding Covid-19

July 31, 2020
FOIA request to the Census Bureau seeking email communications with the Executive Office of the President containing key terms relating to Covid-19.

No Records Response from Census Bureau Regarding Emails Between Agency Officials and Stephen Miller

June 29, 2020
The Department of Commerce's Census Bureau stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for communications between high-ranking agency officials and White House Senior Advisor Stephen Miller.

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.

News Roundup: Corruption and Coronavirus

April 10, 2020
Trump is apparently counting on the public to be too distracted by the coronavirus to pay much attention to his continuing dictator-like purges of government officials and his brazen rejection of oversight. 

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.