Entity: Department of Commerce

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

No Records Response from ITA Regarding Aluminum Tariff Search Terms

December 10, 2018
The International Trade Administration at the Department of Commerce stated it had no records responsive to American Oversight's FOIA for documents containing specific terms related to Secretary Wilbur Ross's involvement in discussing exemptions from Trump administration aluminum tariffs.

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.

American Oversight Expands Its Investigation of Administration’s Improper Email Use

November 29, 2018
After last week’s Washington Post report that Ivanka Trump used a personal email account for official business on hundreds of occasions, American Oversight is continuing its investigation not just into the extent to which the president’s daughter and senior adviser violated records rules, but also into whether such risky actions extended to other officials within Trump’s cabinet.

FOIA to Commerce Seeking Wilbur Ross’ Personal Email Communications

November 29, 2018
FOIA to Commerce seeking communications with any any non-governmental email address attributed to Secretary Wilbur Ross, as well as any emails he forwarded to his government account.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications Regarding Ivanka Trump’s Use of Personal Email

November 20, 2018
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking communications with the agencies, the White House, and Ivanka Trump’s law firms regarding Ivanka Trump and her use of personal email.

Watchdog Calls for Congressional Investigation of Ivanka Trump’s Private Email Server

November 20, 2018
Less than a day after the Washington Post published a report detailing Ivanka Trump's extensive use of personal email to conduct official government business, American Oversight called for a congressional investigation.