Entity: Department of Agriculture

No Records Response from USDA Regarding Communications with Trump Campaign Interests

October 4, 2019
The U.S. Department of Agriculture stated that it had no records regarding communications from agency officials to President Trump's reelection campaign or other interests supporting the presidents' reelection.

No Records Response from USDA Regarding Boyden Gray Communications

October 4, 2019
USDA stated that it had no records of communications between Boyden Gray and Sonny Purdue, Heidi Green, or Ray Starling.

News Roundup: Photos of Detention Centers for Migrant Children; Stephen Miller’s Hand in Immigration Policy

September 13, 2019
Investigating the Trump administration's harsh immigration restrictions, Jared Kushner's role in Middle East policy, and influence and access at DeVos' Education Department.
Abbott House in Irvington, New York

FOIA to USDA Seeking Communications with Entities Subject to Animal Welfare Regulations

September 12, 2019
FOIA request to the United States Department of Agriculture seeking communications with industry groups subject to animal welfare regulations. American Oversight seeks these records to shed light on whether and to what extent outside groups exert influence, or attempt to influence, USDA policy on enforcing animal care standards.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Secretarial Orders Related to the Appointment of Brandon Lipps

September 12, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking secretarial orders appointing Brandon Lipps to senior positions at USDA. American Oversight seeks records with the potential to shed light on Mr. Lipps’ appointment to serve in senior roles at USDA.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Records Related to the Appointment of Brandon Lipps

September 12, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking signed commissions, appointment affidavits, SF-50s and other records related to Brandon Lipps’ appointment to senior positions at USDA. American Oversight seeks records with the potential to shed light on Mr. Lipps’ appointment to serve in senior roles at USDA.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Records Related to Responsibilities and Powers of Certain Senior Agency Positions

September 12, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking records related to the responsibilities and delegations of authority to certain senior positions at USDA. American Oversight seeks records with the potential to shed light on Mr. Lipps’ appointment to serve in senior roles at USDA.

USDA Communications with Law Firms Regarding Ivanka Trump’s Use of Personal Email For Official Government Business

August 30, 2019
Records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture regarding communications with Ivanka Trump's law firms regarding Ivanka Trump and her use of personal email for official government business.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Communications with Trump Campaign Interests

August 30, 2019
FOIA Request to U.S Department of Agriculture seeking communications from agency officials to President Trump’s reelection campaign or other interests supporting the president’s reelection.

News Roundup: The Hatch Act and Freedom of Speech

August 16, 2019
New harsh immigration policies, weaker endangered species protections, and a lawsuit to protect the free speech rights of federal employees.