Entity: Department of Agriculture

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.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Communications Between Georgia USDA Officials and Entities Linked to Secretary Perdue’s Family Business

August 12, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking email communications between Rural Development and Farm Service Agency officials for Georgia, and entities associated with Secretary Perdue’s family business interests. American Oversight seeks these records to shed light on Secretary Perdue's actions and communications during his tenure as Secretary of Agriculture.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Secretary Perdue’s Personal Emails Concerning Agency Business

August 12, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking Secretary Perdue’s personal emails concerning agency business. American Oversight seeks these records to shed light on Secretary Perdue's actions and communications during his tenure as Secretary of Agriculture.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Secretary Perdue’s Communications with Family Email Domain

August 12, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking Secretary Perdue’s email communications with family members working for Perdue, Inc., and Perdue email domains. American Oversight seeks these records to shed light on Secretary Perdue's actions and communications during his tenure as Secretary of Agriculture.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Secretary Perdue’s Sent External Emails

August 12, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking Secretary Perdue’s sent email communications to non-governmental addresses. American Oversight seeks these records to shed light on Secretary Perdue's actions and communications during his tenure as Secretary of Agriculture.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Communications with the Office of the Vice President

August 7, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking all communications between certain high-level agency officials and certain senior officials in Vice President Mike Pence’s office.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Calendars of Officials in Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

July 30, 2019
FOIA to the U.S. Department Agriculture seeking calendars of officials in the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, including Director Mike Beatty and Program Manager Torey Ian Powell.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Communications Regarding New Guidance Regarding SNAP Benefits

July 17, 2019
FOIA to the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking records regarding USDA’s guidance to SNAP Regional Directors relating to disqualification from SNAP benefits.

No Records Response from USDA Regarding Political Appointee Resumes

July 1, 2019
No Records Response from USDA Regarding Political Appointee Resumes. With scores of new individuals joining the government in key positions during 2017, American Oversight sought these records to better understand the backgrounds of new appointees.

Lawsuit Seeks Records of Trump Family Influence over Minnesota Mining Project

June 25, 2019
American Oversight today sued for records related to the decision to renew the leases for a Chilean mining company headed by the family of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's landlord.