Entity: Department of Commerce

Inside the Documents: Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ Calendars

October 18, 2018
After more than 6 months of litigation, American Oversight has uncovered and posted detailed calendars for Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Totaling more than 1,800 pages, the calendars show extensive meetings with steel, rail, sugar, and energy industry groups that took place in 2017 -- as well as a number of meetings that appear to have attracted scrutiny from Commerce Department ethics officials.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ 2017 Calendars

October 5, 2018
Detailed 2017 calendars for Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, obtained via FOIA litigation by American Oversight.

FOIA to the U.S. Census Bureau Seeking Communications with Outside Entities

October 4, 2018
FOIA to the U.S. Census Bureau seeking communications between Dr. Ron Jarmin, current Acting Census Director and outside entities.

FOIA to Commerce Regarding Stephen Miller’s Influence on Immigration Policy

August 29, 2018
FOIA to Commerce seeking communications with or about Stephen Miller to shed light on his influence on immigration policy throughout executive branch agencies.

FOIA to International Trade Administration Seeking Communications Regarding Harley-Davidson

July 13, 2018
FOIA to Commerce regarding the Trump administration's response to Harley Davidson's announcement that they're moving production overseas. This FOIA is seeking communications between Harley-Davidson Motor Company and political appointees in the Office of the International Trade Administration, as well as communications containing terms related to Harley-Davidson.

FOIA to Commerce Seeking Communications Regarding Harley-Davidson

July 13, 2018
FOIA to Commerce regarding the Trump administration's response to Harley Davidson's announcement that they're moving production overseas. This FOIA is seeking communications between Harley-Davidson Motor Company and political appointees in the Office of the Secretary, as well as communications containing terms related to Harley-Davidson.

Commerce Records Regarding Ethics Pledges for Political Appointees

July 3, 2018
Department of Commerce records of political appointees ethics pledges.

FOIA to Commerce Seeking Scheduler Communications with Outside Entities

June 14, 2018
FOIA to Commerce seeking communications between all schedulers and advance team personnel for Secretary Wilbur Ross and any external entities or individuals. This FOIA is seeking records to shed light on the priorities of high-ranking government officials within the agency.

Commerce ITA NAFTA Renegotiation Talking Points and Emails

May 25, 2018
Records from the Commerce Department's International Trade Administration regarding the NAFTA renegotiations, including emails, talking points, and briefing memos for senior staff. Obtained via FOIA by American Oversight.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications to Determine Cohen’s Influence

May 11, 2018
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking to shed light on whether or not Michael Cohen or any of his associates have influenced federal activities, including whether they have received special treatment for their high-paying clients. American Oversight is seeking communications between any appointee and the following: Michael Cohen, Essential Consultants, Corey Lewandowski, Jason Osborne, Mike Rubino, Barry Bennett, Turnberry Solutions LLC, and Avenue Strategies.