Entity: Congress

Emails Reveal Elaine Chao’s ‘Special’ Treatment of Kentucky-Specific Requests

February 19, 2019
We obtained records revealing that Elaine Chao met multiple times with Kentucky politicians and business leaders in response to requests from the office of her husband, Mitch McConnell.

Letter: Call for Congressional Investigation of Ivanka Trump Personal Email Use

November 20, 2018
Letter to Congress calling for an investigation into Ivanka Trump's use of personal email and violation of the Presidential Records Act.

Accountability Starts Now

November 7, 2018
With control of the House of Representatives changing hands, the checks and balances we all learned about in school are back. If the Trump administration tries to obstruct congressional oversight, we'll go to court to force the release of documents.  

Call for Ethics Investigation of Rep. Luke Messer

October 5, 2017
American Oversight today called on the Office of Congressional Ethics to open an investigation into whether Rep. Luke Messer violated House ethics rules by improperly receiving a donation from an Indiana bank executive just days after having acted on the bank’s behalf.

Congress Enters Legal Fight to Block Release of Obamacare Repeal Emails

September 15, 2017
"From the very beginning, health care negotiations between the Trump administration and Congress have taken place in secret, and with talks reportedly starting again, Congress has made it clear that its first priority is to keep the public in the dark.”