Entity: Department of Agriculture

USDA Record of 805 Penn’s Statement of Interest in Kansas City Relocation

March 26, 2020
Department of Agriculture email record of company's statement of interest in leasing office space in Kansas City for USDA's relocation of two departments. This email came from the company, 805 Penn, that ultimately won the lease.

FOIA Request to USDA Seeking Ethics Documents and Communications for Devon Westhill

March 26, 2020
FOIA request to the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking the resume and ethics documents for Deputy Secretary for Civil Rights Devon Westhill, as well as communications with think tanks.

No Records Response from USDA Regarding the Relocation of Agency Departments to Kansas City

March 26, 2020
Department of Agriculture stated that it had no records of external communications about the agency's decision to relocate to departments to Kansas City, MO. American Oversight asked for these records to determine whether Kansas City was chosen as the relocation city for the benefit of non-government interests.

USDA Records of Secretary Perdue’s Emails Sent to Non-Government Email Addresses

March 20, 2020
Records of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s sent communications to non-government email addresses. American Oversight sought these records to shed light on Perdue’s actions and communications during his tenure as secretary. These records contain communications with Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Loeffler’s husband, Jeffrey Sprecher, as well as with Louise Linton (Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s wife), former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky before his appointment to the agency.

An Update on American Oversight’s Coronavirus Investigation

March 20, 2020
American Oversight has filed dozens of FOIA requests across the federal government and in several states as we look into the Trump administration’s mismanaged response to the coronavirus outbreak.
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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.