Entity: Department of Health and Human Services

Newly Obtained Emails Include Private-Sector Executives’ Pandemic-Related Communications with Kushner, Mnuchin

April 9, 2021
Kushner’s task force, which relied on private companies to address pandemic challenges, raised questions about undue influence and created confusion among federal officials.

CDC Materials Prepared for Jared Kushner Concerning the Covid-19 Pandemic from March 2020

March 18, 2021
Records from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in response to American Oversight's request for all coronavirus-related briefing materials prepared for, or received by, Jared Kushner. These records are from March 2020.

Investigations Update: Covid-19 in Immigration Detention, MPD’s Kettling of Protesters, and Covid-19 Liability Shields

March 16, 2021
See the latest in our investigations into the spread of Covid-19 in immigration detention centers, D.C. police response to last summer’s racial justice protests, and state and local officials’ involvement in the “Stop the Steal” rally.

FOIA to CDC Seeking Slack Messages Regarding Coronavirus Testing and Contact Tracing

March 8, 2021
FOIA to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seeking Slack messages related to testing, contact tracing, and general surveillance of the coronavirus.

FOIA to CDC Seeking SharePoint Messages Regarding Coronavirus

March 8, 2021
FOIA request to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seeking SharePoint messages related to coordination with state governments in addressing the coronavirus pandemic.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Decision Memoranda Signed by Top Officials During Presidential Transition

March 3, 2021
FOIA requests to multiple agencies seeking decision memoranda signed by top officials during the presidential transition period between the Trump and Biden administrations.

Covid-19 Oversight News: Increases in Vaccine Supply and Inequities in Distribution

March 2, 2021
For the latest news on the pandemic, as well as updates on various oversight investigations, sign up for our weekly Covid-19 Oversight News email.

In March 2020 Email to Azar, Nielsen Recommended Company That DHS Had Used to Conduct DNA Testing at the Border

February 25, 2021
American Oversight obtained communications showing that the former homeland security secretary recommended that HHS work with a private company that had participated in a 2019 pilot program to test immigrant families’ DNA.

CDC Records in Response to Request for Legal Analysis of Federal Emergency Powers

February 24, 2021
Heavily redacted records from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in response to American Oversight's request for any legal analysis regarding any federal emergency or public health powers or authorities available to respond to the coronavirus outbreak during specific time periods.

FOIA Request to CDC Seeking Communications with Meat Industry Representatives

February 24, 2021
FOIA request to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seeking communications between former top agency officials and representatives of meat-processing companies or trade associations.