Entity: Department of Commerce

News Roundup: Citizenship, the Census and the Constitution

February 15, 2019
The Supreme Court will consider the inclusion of a citizenship question on the census, Trump declares a national emergency and the Senate confirms William Barr.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications with Ballard Partners

February 14, 2019
FOIA Request to multiple agencies lobbied by lobbying firm Ballard Partners seeking communications with Trump administration political appointees. Florida-based Ballard Partners has grown rapidly due to its connections with the Trump administration, and this request seeks to uncover Ballard's influence on the administration.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Records of Reimbursements Prior to the Government Shutdown

February 7, 2019
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking records of reimbursements given to appointees to expenses such as payments associated with travel, housing, the cost of government transportation, airfare, lodging, meals, per diem payments, rental vehicles, overtime payments, or any payments made via government-issued charge cards or travel from before the 35-day government shutdown.

FOIA to NOAA Seeking Lobbying Communications from Jeffrey Clark

February 6, 2019
FOIA to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration seeking lobbying communications from Jeffrey Clark prior to his government position.

FOIA to Commerce Seeking Communications with C. Boyden Gray

February 4, 2019
FOIA to Department of Commerce seeking communications between top officials and influential Republican donor and lobbyist C. Boyden Gray

No Records Response from the International Trade Administration for Search Terms Regarding Escalating Tariffs

January 30, 2019
The International Trade Administration (ITA) stated that it had no communications with specific word-pairs concerning trade wars. American Oversight asked for several ITA custodians communications involving escalating tariffs in China, Europe, Mexico, and others.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Records of Reimbursements During the Government Shutdown

January 28, 2019
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking records of reimbursements given to appointees to expenses such as payments associated with travel, housing, the cost of government transportation, airfare, lodging, meals, per diem payments, rental vehicles, overtime payments, or any payments made via government-issued charge cards or travel during the government shutdown.

FOIA to Commerce Seeking New Political Appointee Resumes and Job Titles

January 18, 2019
FOIA to Commerce seeking resumes, job titles, SF-50s, and ethics waivers for political appointees who joined the administration or were assigned to new positions after the date of American Oversight’s previous request for this information submitted in late 2017.

Commerce Emails and Receipts Regarding Office Renovation Expenses

December 18, 2018
Department of Commerce emails, invoices, and expense records of office upgrades or other renovations

FOIA to the NOAA Seeking Congressional Communications Regarding the Endangered Species Act

December 6, 2018
FOIA to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration seeking communications with Congress regarding the Endangered Species Act.