Entity: Department of Commerce

Documents Show Far-Right Influence at Trump Commerce Department

March 30, 2021
In one email to former Secretary Ross, the head of an anti-immigration group lamented “the shift of political power” brought by immigration; other emails indicate outside efforts to place appointees at the department.

FOIA to Census Bureau Seeking Calendars of Senior Trump Administration Officials

March 26, 2021
FOIA request to the Census Bureau seeking calendars for top Trump administration officials spanning March 2020 through January 2021.

Commerce Communications with the Center for Immigration Studies and other External Groups

March 24, 2021
Records from the Department of Commerce seeking Commerce in response to American Oversight's request for officials’ email communications with external individuals and entities. These records include communications with the Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies and affiliates of the Federalist Society.

BIS Records Concerning Covid-19 and the Defense Production Act

March 11, 2021
Records from the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security in response to American Oversight's request for email communications of senior leadership related to Covid-19 and the Defense Production Act. These records include relevant court documents and training presentations.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Decision Memoranda Signed by Top Officials During Presidential Transition

March 3, 2021
FOIA requests to multiple agencies seeking decision memoranda signed by top officials during the presidential transition period between the Trump and Biden administrations.

Census Bureau Records of Emails Containing Coronavirus Key Terms

February 24, 2021
Census Bureau records in response to American Oversight’s request for email communications containing key terms relating to the coronavirus pandemic.

Commerce Communications with White House Counsel Staff Regarding Congressional Oversight

February 19, 2021
Records from the Department of Commerce in response to American Oversight's request for communications with White House officials regarding Congressional oversight of the executive branch. These records include emails with White House officials regarding congressional requests spanning from January to July 2019.

Census Bureau Records in Response to Request for Emails with Thomas Hofeller and Mark Neuman

February 12, 2021
Records from the Census Bureau in response to American Oversight's request for all email communications between specified agency personnel involved in discussions about the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census and Thomas Hofeller or A. Mark Neuman.

FOIA to Census Bureau Seeking Emails of Political Appointees with Anti-Voting and Anti-Immigrant Activists

February 11, 2021
FOIA request to the U.S. Census Bureau seeking emails of political appointees with voting-restriction and anti-immigrant activists.

Investigations Update: State and Local Officials Involved in Capitol Attack

January 26, 2021
See the latest in our investigations into the events leading up to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, including the involvement of state attorneys general and local government officials.