Entity: Department of Commerce

Commerce Department Senior Staff List – Early 2018

March 23, 2018
Records from Commerce containing a list of all the political appointees and SES staff in the immediate Office of the Secretary and the International Trade Administration related to NAFTA.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Appointee Resumes

March 22, 2018
American Oversight sued 18 agencies in order to force the release of resumes for political appointees across the Trump administration. This is the second lawsuit that American Oversight has filed seeking appointee resumes. FOIA requests included in this complaint cover appointees who joined the administration in the time period follow the first sets of resumes we obtained in 2017.

New Lawsuit: How Much are Cabinet Officials Spending on Office Upgrades

March 14, 2018
After uncovering new details about office renovation expenses at HUD and the EPA, American Oversight filed a broad, multi-agency lawsuit to find out how much taxpayer money senior Trump administration officials – including Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross – have spent to upgrade their personal offices. 

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Office Renovation Expenses

March 14, 2018
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against 16 federal agencies seeking records of expenditures made to upgrade or renovate the offices of senior political appointees. 

FOIA to Commerce Regarding 2020 Census

March 14, 2018
FOIA to Commerce regarding the 2020 Census seeking information related to IT systems.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Senior Official Calendars

March 8, 2018
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight seeking calendars for senior political appointees at Commerce, Education, EPA, DOE, DHS, Interior, Labor, DOT, HHS, HUD, SBA, State, Treasury, and USDA.

FOIA to Commerce Regarding Steel Tariffs

March 2, 2018
FOIA seeking communications between Secretary Wilbur Ross or any other political appointee or career SES employee in the Office of the Secretary and anyone acting on behalf of the steel industry.

FOIA to Multiple Entities Seeking Oaths of Office

January 19, 2018
FOIA to multiple entities seeking oaths of office.

Commerce Department Ivanka Trump Emails

January 8, 2018
Records from the Department of Commerce containing emails with Ivanka Trump or her staff during the time period in early 2017 before she became an official member of the White House staff.

FOIA to Commerce for Updated Political Appointee Resumes and Job Titles

November 28, 2017
Updated FOIA request to Commerce seeking resumes and job titles for political appointees hired by President Trump after March 13, 2017. This FOIA updates a previous request submitted by American Oversight seeking this information.