Entity: Department of Commerce

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.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Records Concerning Political Appointees Converting to Career Status

January 21, 2021
FOIA records request to multiple agencies seeking SF-50s for political appointees converting to career status, as well as records to identify requests and responses from the Office of Personnel Management regarding passing over preference eligibles.

Commerce Calendars for Secretary Wilbur Ross and High-Ranking Agency Officials

January 8, 2021
Records from the Department of Commerce of calendar entries for Secretary Wilbur Ross that span January through December 2018.

Letter to Multiple Agencies Concerning Federal Workers’ Whistleblower Rights

December 21, 2020
Government Accountability Project and American Oversight joint letter to 25 federal agencies concerning the whistleblower rights of federal workers and agency responsibility to inform them of their rights during presidential transitions of power.

Census Bureau Records Regarding Covid-19 Response

December 17, 2020
Records from the Census Bureau in response to American Oversight's request for directives and email communications concerning the federal response to the Covid-19 pandemic, including related email communications with the Executive Office of the President. These records include agency presentations, talking points, and emergency preparedness plans.

News Roundup: The Long Month Ahead

December 17, 2020
With just over a month left in his administration, there is still plenty of time for President Donald Trump to cause lasting damage.

Commerce Inspector General Records Regarding Complaints Made by Census Enumerators

December 16, 2020
Records from the Commerce Department's Office of the Inspector General in response to American Oversight's request for records reflecting tips or complaints made by census enumerators. These records include summaries of submitted complaints.

Investigations Update: ‘Burrowing In,’ Medicaid Block Grants, and Pennsylvania County Election Certifications

December 1, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into troubling appointments, Oklahoma’s withdrawn block grant waiver application, and the administration’s attempt to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census apportionment.