Entity: HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Emails Reveal Meat Industry Influence Over Government’s Pandemic Response

September 16, 2020
As thousands of their workers were getting sick — and as companies shipped record amounts of meat overseas — meat industry executives were pleading with the USDA and even the CDC for help.

News Roundup: What Trump Knew, and What We Know

September 10, 2020
We’ve known for months that President Donald Trump has been downplaying the severity of the coronavirus. In the spring, we knew that Covid-19 wasn’t just like the seasonal flu, despite Trump’s reassurances that it was. And we’ve known that the pandemic won’t just “disappear,” no matter how many times the president insists it will.

Investigations Update: Operation Legend, Crossfire Hurricane, and the Rush for a Coronavirus Vaccine

September 1, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into the Trump administration’s politicized Operation Legend, the rush for school reopenings and a Covid-19 vaccine, and partisan FBI responses to congressional requests.

No Records Response from CDC Regarding Texts with Mark Meadows

August 31, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated it had no records responsive to our request for communications, including text messages or from other messaging apps, between top officials and incoming White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.

News Roundup: The Rules That (Don’t) Apply

August 27, 2020
There are the rules followed by President Trump and those closest to him, and then there are the rules that apply to everyone else.

Investigations Update: Attorney General Barr’s Conduct, Airline Industry Influence, and Trump’s Suggestion to Postpone the Election

August 25, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into William Barr’s politicization of the Justice Department and industry’s influence over pandemic relief fund allocation.

CDC Email Communications with Smithfield Foods

August 24, 2020
Records from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in response to American Oversight's request for emails between high-ranking agency officials meat industry representatives concerning Covid-19 outbreaks in meat-processing plants. These records include email communications with representatives of Smithfield Foods.

FOIA to CDC Seeking Analyses Regarding the Impact of Visa Suspension on Health Care

August 20, 2020
FOIA request to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seeking records of analyses regarding the impact of visa suspensions on health care.

FOIA to State Seeking Communications Regarding Exemptions to Work Visa Suspension

August 20, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of State seeking records of communications regarding exemptions to work visa suspension.

Investigations Update: Postal Service Sabotage, Covid-19 Operation Warp Speed, and Portland Protest Deployment Costs

August 18, 2020
See the latest in our investigations of the Trump administration's attacks on the U.S. Postal Service, the struggling federal response to the coronavirus pandemic, and the taxpayer resources used to deploy federal agents to suppress racial justice protests in Portland.