Entity: Department of Health and Human Services

News Roundup: The Trump Administration and the Hatch Act

June 14, 2019
Like many norms in the Trump era, the prohibition on federal employees engaging in political activity while at work has been routinely tested by this administration.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway

FOIA to HHS Department Regarding Project Blitz Communications

June 13, 2019
FOIA to Health and Human Services seeking records to shed light on whether and to what extent Project Blitz advocates are influencing HHS policy. Project Blitz is a coordinated state legislative effort aimed to advance Christian messaging in public schools and promote 'religious freedom' at the expense of LGBTQ+ and women’s rights."

FOIA to HHS Seeking Communications Between Agency Lawyers and the White House Regarding Congressional Oversight

June 11, 2019
FOIA to HHS seeking communications between agency lawyers and the White House in light of the administration's unprecedented efforts to resist congressional oversight.

FOIA to HHS Seeking Communications Between the Agency and the White House Regarding Congressional Oversight

June 11, 2019
FOIA to HHS seeking communications between the agency and the White House regarding congressional oversight in light of the administration's unprecedented efforts to resist oversight.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Guidance Regarding Congressional Oversight Requests and Subpoenas

June 10, 2019
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking guidance from the White House or agency leadership regarding the agency's responses to congressional oversight requests and subpoenas.

News Roundup: Elaine Chao’s Stocks, Trump’s Handwritten Notes, and the Administration’s Communications with the NRA

May 31, 2019
Elijah Cummings has accused the administration of blocking a congressional investigation of the Education Department’s attempts to replace its internal watchdog.

Trump Administration Appeals Court Decision Ordering It to Turn Over Communications with Congress About ACA Sabotage

May 30, 2019
This spring, a federal judge rejected a Trump administration argument for withholding communications about weakening the Affordable Care Act. Now the administration is appealing that decision.

Complaint: American Oversight v. HHS – Royce Calendars

May 29, 2019
American Oversight's lawsuit against Health and Human Services seeking Shannon Royce’s calendars, the director of the HHS Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives.

News Roundup: Congressional Hearing Shows and No-Shows

May 24, 2019
Ben Carson, Diane Auer Jones, and Don McGahn's empty chair
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

FOIA to HHS Regarding Conservative Influence over Changing U.S. Strategy Towards Women and LGBT Rights

May 20, 2019
FOIA to DOJ to determine the extent of conservative, anti-abortion, and anti-LGBT groups' influence on the U.S. delegation to the UN Committee on the Status of Women.