Entity: Department of Education

Department of Education Identities and Resumes of New Political Appointees

August 22, 2017
Records identifying new political appointees working at the department, including resumes as well as any ethics or conflict of interest waivers or authorizations.

American Oversight Launches “Defund Trump” Investigation

July 24, 2017
American Oversight today launched Defund Trump, a campaign aimed at preventing President Trump and his family from financially profiting from government service.

FOIA Request to Multiple Agencies Guidelines Trump Properties

July 24, 2017
Guidance or emails relating to events at Trump properties or reimbursements paid to employees for expenses at Trump properties; records of the total cost of payments or reimbursements for expenses at Trump properties.

FOIA Request to Education Dept DeVos Reimbursements for Hotel Stays

July 24, 2017
Records of any reimbursements paid by the Department of Education for overnight stays at hotel properties owned by Secretary DeVos’s family; emails containing the words “Mackinac,” “Amway,” “Grand Plaza,” or “Grand Hotel.”

Complaint: American Oversight v. Department of Education – DeVos Calendars

June 26, 2017
Complaint filed by American Oversight against the Department of Education seeking calendars and call logs for Secretary Betsy DeVos and records from other senior political appointees at the department.

FOIA Request to Department of Education Communications Between Senior Officials and Falwell, Jr.

June 21, 2017
Communications between senior officials, including Secretary DeVos, and Jerry Falwell, Jr.

FOIA Request to Department of Education Communications Between Senior Officials and Lamar Alexander

June 21, 2017
Communications between senior officials, including Secretary DeVos, and the office of Sen. Lamar Alexander.

Voluntary Dismissal Motion – SBA

June 8, 2017
American Oversight voluntarily dismissed its complaint against the SBA after the agency indicated it would comply with the FOIA request seeking communications with Ivanka Trump.

Watchdog Files Lawsuit to Obtain Ivanka Trump’s Emails

May 17, 2017
American Oversight today sued to obtain emails from the time period at the start of the Trump administration during which Ivanka Trump advised the president and offered input to executive agencies but refused to become a government employee subject to ethics rules.