Entity: Department of Agriculture

FOIA to USDA Seeking Emails Regarding Former ERS Administrator Mary Bohman

March 4, 2020
FOIA to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeking emails regarding former Economic Research Service Administrator Mary Bohman. This request was filed in partnership with the Union of Concerned Scientists.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Relocation Contract with Ernst & Young

March 4, 2020
FOIA to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeking the agency’s contract with Ernst & Young to assist with relocation efforts. This request was filed in partnership with the Union of Concerned Scientists.

FOIA to USDA Seeking All Records Reflecting USDA Relocation Site Visits

March 4, 2020
FOIA to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeking all records reflecting site visits to the location finalists for the relocation of the USDA’s Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture. This request was filed in partnership with the Union of Concerned Scientists.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Records Related to Relocation Cost-Benefit Analyses

March 4, 2020
FOIA to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeking records reflecting cost benefit analyses of relocating USDA employees. This request was filed in partnership with the Union of Concerned Scientists.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Final Decision Memoranda Relating to Relocation to Kansas City Region

March 4, 2020
FOIA to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeking all final decision memoranda relating to the relocation of the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture to the Kansas City Region. This request was filed in partnership with the Union of Concerned Scientists.

FOIA to USDA Seeking All Sent Emails Regarding 805 Penn

March 4, 2020
FOIA to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeking all sent emails regarding the 805 Penn building in Kansas City, to which two USDA divisions are being relocated. This request was filed in partnership with the Union of Concerned Scientists.

News Roundup: Launching Our Investigation of Trump’s Authoritarian Purges

February 28, 2020
Loyalty over truth and political advantage over public service and safety are hallmarks of authoritarianism.

FOIA to USDA Seeking 805 Penn Expression of Interest

February 28, 2020
FOIA request to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeking the Expression of Interest filed by 805 Penn in response to USDA’s solicitation for proposals for new locations for the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

New Lawsuit Seeks Information on Stephen Miller’s Involvement in Public Charge Rule

February 26, 2020
The "public charge" rule gives immigration officials more power to deny green card applications to those deemed likely to use public assistance.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOL, USDA, HUD, HHS – Stephen Miller Communications

February 26, 2020
American Oversight's lawsuit against the Departments of Labor, Agriculture, Housing and Urban Development, and Health and Human Services seeking records of White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller's communications with officials at those agencies. These agencies will be affected by the administration's "public charge" rule, which allows immigration officials more power to deny permanent legal status or citizenship to applicants deemed likely to use public assistance.