Entity: Department of Health and Human Services

News Roundup: DeVos, Mnuchin, Barr Testify in Congress

April 12, 2019
This week was packed with high-profile hearings on Capitol Hill, with some contentious results.

FOIA to HHS for Communications with Paula White

April 11, 2019
FOIA to HHS for communications with President Trump’s "spiritual advisor" Paula White

FOIA to ACF for Communications with Paula White

April 11, 2019
FOIA to ACF for communications with President Trump’s "spiritual advisor" Paula White

FOIA to HHS Seeking Records to Identify Who Works in the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division

April 8, 2019
FOIA to HHS seeking records sufficient to identify how many and which individuals work in the newly created Conscience and Religious Freedom Division, as well as who has been heading that division since its creation.

FOIA to HHS Seeking Decision Memos Issued By Conscience and Religious Freedom Division

April 8, 2019
FOIA to HHS seeking all decision memoranda or other policy documents issued by the newly created Conscience and Religious Freedom Division since its creation.

News Roundup: Turning to the Courts

April 5, 2019
The Trump administration has proved uniquely uncooperative with Congress’ requests. This week, House committees exercised their subpoena power.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Regarding the Impact of the Partial Government Shutdown on Agency Operations and Research

April 4, 2019
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking records related to the impact of the partial government shutdown on agency operations, scientific research, and public safety programs.

Complaint: Equity Forward v. HHS – Scott Lloyd Correspondence About Pregnant Minors

April 3, 2019
American Oversight's lawsuit on behalf of Equity Forward against Health and Human Services seeking Scott Lloyd's communications, spreadsheets, or summaries regarding pregnant unaccompanied minors in detention centers.

Federal Judge Rejects Administration’s Argument for Withholding Communications with Congress about ACA Sabotage

April 2, 2019
In a major win for transparency, a federal judge rejected an argument the administration was using to withhold communications about executive branch options for weakening the Affordable Care Act.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Senior Officials’ Calendars

April 1, 2019
American Oversight's lawsuit against several agencies seeking calendars following previous request for senior officials' calendars. Some of the requests are seeking calendars from mid-2018 and others' date back to the beginning of the administration.