Entity: Department of Commerce

Commerce Media Guidance

April 26, 2018
Records in response to our request for any guidance, memoranda, policies, or guidelines given to Commerce employees regarding communication with Congress and/or the press.

Commerce Emails and Receipts Regarding Office Renovation Expenses

April 26, 2018
Emails, invoices, and expense records from the Department of Commerce regarding office upgrades or other renovations.

FOIA to Commerce Regarding Trump’s Tweets About Amazon

April 4, 2018
FOIA to Commerce seeking communications containing the terms “Amazon” or “Bezos” or “AWS”.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Regarding Trump Appointees Accusing Career Staff of Disloyalty

March 29, 2018
Following reports that high-level Trump administration officials expressed concern about the “loyalty” of career civil servants at the State Department, and even explored ways to “purge” some of those career employees from their positions. American Oversight submitted this FOIA to determine whether similar conversations occurred at other agencies.

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.