Entity: Department of Agriculture

Watchdog Sues to Force Release of Ethics Waivers from Eight Trump Administration Agencies

May 17, 2017
Amid news reports that the Trump administration is attempting to block the release of ethics waivers given to former lobbyists working in the government, non-partisan watchdog American Oversight today sued to obtain copies of any ethics waivers issued by eight federal agencies.

FOIA Request to Forest Service Seeking Policies or Guidance on Providing of Information to Congress

April 24, 2017
FOIA to Forest Service seeking policies or guidance regarding the provision of information to the media or Congress.

FOIA Request to USDA Seeking Communications about Decision to Overrule EPA about Chlorpyrifos

April 11, 2017
FOIA to USDA seeking communications regarding the decision to overrule EPA scientists and allow the continued use of chlorpyrifos.

FOIA Request to USDA Seeking Policies or Guidance Regarding the Provision of Information

April 10, 2017
FOIA request to USDA seeking policies or guidance regarding the provision of information to the media or Congress.

FOIA Request to Multiple Agencies for Ethics Waivers Provided to Political Appointees

March 22, 2017
FOIA request to multiple agencies for ethics waivers provided to political appointees in light of the Office of Government Ethics request for information.

FOIA Request to USDA Seeking Identities and Resumes of New Political Appointees

March 16, 2017
FOIA to USDA seeking records identifying new political appointees working at the department, including resumes as well as any ethics or conflict of interest waivers or authorizations.