Entity: HHS - Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services

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.

News Roundup: The Long Month Ahead

December 17, 2020
With just over a month left in his administration, there is still plenty of time for President Donald Trump to cause lasting damage.

Documents from March and April Reveal Cozy White House Private-Sector Communications About Pandemic

December 16, 2020
Documents recently obtained by American Oversight add further color to reports of private individuals and groups — some with ties to the president — being granted privileged access to propose pandemic actions.

American Oversight Sues for Trump Administration Communications with Pfizer

December 9, 2020
The lawsuit was filed the same week as news outlets reported that over the summer the administration turned down an offer from Pfizer to purchase additional doses of its vaccine.

Complaint: American Oversight v. HHS, CDC, CMS, and FDA – Pfizer Communications About a Covid-19 Vaccine

December 9, 2020
American Oversight lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Food and Drug Administration seeking the release of agencies’ communications with the pharmaceutical company Pfizer regarding a Covid-19 vaccine.

Investigations Update: Preservation of White House Communications, Federally Deputized Portland Police, Trump Aide Banned from DOJ

December 8, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into the Trump administration’s compliance with document preservation laws, law enforcement’s response to social unrest, and Covid-19 precautions at the state level.

FOIA to CMS Seeking Communications of Key Agency Officials with White House

December 1, 2020
FOIA request to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking communications of key agency officials, including emails, attachments, complete email chains, text messages, and messages on electronic messaging platforms. American Oversight seeks these communications in order to create a broad historical record for evaluating politicization during the Trump administration.

Investigations Update: ‘Sharpiegate,’ the Census, and Barr’s ‘Voter Fraud’ Investigations

November 17, 2020
See the latest in our investigations of the Justice Department’s voter fraud probes, the rush to finish the census, and criminal charges against protesters.

FOIA Request to CMS Seeking Emails Regarding Georgia 1332 Waiver

November 13, 2020
FOIA request to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking emails containing key terms related to Georgia’s recently approved 1332 waiver.