Entity: Department of Agriculture

USDA Political Appointee Resumes and Job Titles

August 30, 2017
Resumes and job titles for political appointees at the Department of Agriculture.

American Oversight Launches “Defund Trump” Investigation

July 24, 2017
American Oversight today launched Defund Trump, a campaign aimed at preventing President Trump and his family from financially profiting from government service.

FOIA Request to Multiple Agencies Guidelines Trump Properties

July 24, 2017
Guidance or emails relating to events at Trump properties or reimbursements paid to employees for expenses at Trump properties; records of the total cost of payments or reimbursements for expenses at Trump properties.

USDA Records of Ethics Waivers Provided to Political Appointees

July 10, 2017
The USDA's responsive records to American Oversight's FOIA request (MULTI-17-0156-0179) for ethics waivers provided to political appointees; records regarding the Office of Government Ethics request for information.

Statement on the Release of Lobbyist Ethics Waivers

June 7, 2017
The Office of Government Ethics today released ethics waivers from Trump administration appointees, documenting numerous potential conflicts of interest based on previous employment.

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.