Entity: Department of Health and Human Services

Transcript: American Oversight v. HHS, FDA, CDC, and CMS – High-Ranking Officials’ Text Messages Related to Covid-19

April 19, 2021
Transcript of Apr. 19, 2021, court teleconference discussing American Oversight’s lawsuit against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking the release of high-ranking officials’ text messages related to Covid-19. You can read about the lawsuit here.

FOIA to CMS Seeking Records Related to Seema Verma’s Lost Cell Phone

April 19, 2021
FOIA to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) seeking records related to the government-issued cell phone that was lost by former CMS Administrator Seema Verma.

Status Reports: American Oversight v. HHS, FDA, CDC, and CMS – High-Ranking Officials’ Text Messages Related to Covid-19

April 9, 2021
Status reports filed by American Oversight, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and/or the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in American Oversight’s lawsuit seeking the release of high-ranking officials’ text messages related to Covid-19.

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 Communications with Key Individuals Regarding Vaccines or Treatments for Coronavirus

April 8, 2021
Records from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in response to American Oversight's request for communications with companies developing vaccines or treatments for the coronavirus. These records include an exchange dated March 2020 between Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Deborah Birx regarding HCQ.

CMS Calendars for Senior Staff Officials

April 6, 2021
Records from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in response to American Oversight's request for the calendar entries fo Seema Verma, Brady Brookes, and Mia Palmieri Heck.

HHS Records of CDC Communications with Pfizer Representatives Covid-19 Vaccine

March 25, 2021
Records from the Department of Health and Human Services in response to American Oversight's request for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention communications with Pfizer about a potential Covid-19 vaccine.

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.