Entity: Department of Agriculture

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications with Ballard Partners

February 14, 2019
FOIA Request to multiple agencies lobbied by lobbying firm Ballard Partners seeking communications with Trump administration political appointees. Florida-based Ballard Partners has grown rapidly due to its connections with the Trump administration, and this request seeks to uncover Ballard's influence on the administration.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Records of Reimbursements Prior to the Government Shutdown

February 7, 2019
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking records of reimbursements given to appointees to expenses such as payments associated with travel, housing, the cost of government transportation, airfare, lodging, meals, per diem payments, rental vehicles, overtime payments, or any payments made via government-issued charge cards or travel from before the 35-day government shutdown.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Lobbying Communications from Jeffrey Clark and Jeffrey Wood

February 6, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking lobbying communications from Jeffrey Clark or Jeffrey Wood prior to their government positions.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Communications with C. Boyden Gray

February 4, 2019
FOIA to Department of Agriculture seeking communications between top officials and influential Republican donor and lobbyist C. Boyden Gray

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Records of Reimbursements During the Government Shutdown

January 28, 2019
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking records of reimbursements given to appointees to expenses such as payments associated with travel, housing, the cost of government transportation, airfare, lodging, meals, per diem payments, rental vehicles, overtime payments, or any payments made via government-issued charge cards or travel during the government shutdown.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Communications with Congressman Steve King

January 25, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Agriculture seeking all communications between senior officials and Congressman Steve King.

FOIA to UDSA Seeking New Political Appointee Resumes and Job Titles

January 18, 2019
FOIA to USDA seeking resumes, job titles, SF-50s, and ethics waivers for political appointees who joined the administration or were assigned to new positions after the date of American Oversight’s previous request for this information submitted in late 2017.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Congressional Communications Regarding the Endangered Species Act

December 6, 2018
FOIA to the Department of Agriculture seeking communications with Congress regarding the Endangered Species Act.

American Oversight Expands Its Investigation of Administration’s Improper Email Use

November 29, 2018
After last week’s Washington Post report that Ivanka Trump used a personal email account for official business on hundreds of occasions, American Oversight is continuing its investigation not just into the extent to which the president’s daughter and senior adviser violated records rules, but also into whether such risky actions extended to other officials within Trump’s cabinet.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Secretary Perdue’s Personal Email Communications

November 29, 2018
FOIA to USDA seeking communications with with any non-governmental email address attributed to Secretary Sonny Perdue, as well as emails he forwarded to his government account.