Entity: Department of Health and Human Services

Covid-19 Oversight News: 2021’s Death Toll, Private-Sector Bailouts, and Scrutiny of Trucking Company’s Pandemic Loan

October 12, 2021
American Oversight’s Covid-19 Oversight Hub provides news and policy resources to help you keep track of investigations into the government’s pandemic response. The project brings together a public documents database, an oversight tracker of important ongoing investigations and litigation, regular news updates, and deeper dives into key issues.

CMS Records Released in Response to Request for Text Messages of Leadership Related to Coronavirus

October 4, 2021
Records released by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in response to American Oversight’s request and litigation for text messages of CMS leaders regarding the response to the coronavirus pandemic.

News Roundup: More Bogus Audits, Trump’s Covid-19 Postcards, and the Costs of ‘Operation Lone Star’

October 1, 2021
As we wrote last week, it did not matter that the sham “audit” of votes cast in Maricopa County repeated what had already been confirmed by actual independent audits — that Joe Biden defeated Trump. The election review’s primary outcome was in keeping conspiracy theories and lies about voter fraud alive for the multiple months it dragged on.

FOIA to HHS for Former Secretary Azar’s Text Message Communications Sent or Received on Select Dates

September 15, 2021
FOIA request to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services seeking text message communications sent or received by former HHS Secretary Alex Azar on select dates in 2020.

HHS Records Regarding the Budget for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019

August 13, 2021
Records from the Department of Health and Human Services regarding the agency budget for fiscal year 2019. These records include communications from the Spring of 2018.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking 2021 Records Related to Family Separation

August 10, 2021
FOIA request to multiple agencies seeking records related to family separations under the Biden administration.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications Containing Key Terms Related to Title 42

August 5, 2021
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking records reflecting sent communications containing key terms related to the expulsion of migrants under the Public Health Safety Act Title 42, which was invoked by President Donald Trump in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Title 42 has enabled border patrol officers to expel migrants who cannot present valid entry documents at the Southern border without providing them the opportunity to seek asylum.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications with White House Regarding Title 42

August 5, 2021
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking communications between specific Trump appointees and the Trump White House regarding the expulsion of migrants under the Public Health Safety Act Title 42, which was invoked by President Donald Trump in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Title 42 has enabled border patrol officers to expel migrants who cannot present valid entry documents at the Southern border without providing them the opportunity to seek asylum.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Contents of Phone Call with Vice President Pence Regarding Title 42

August 5, 2021
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking the contents of a call with Vice President Mike Pence regarding the expulsion of migrants under the Public Health Safety Act Title 42, which was invoked by President Donald Trump in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Title 42 has enabled border patrol officers to expel migrants who cannot present valid entry documents at the Southern border without providing them the opportunity to seek asylum.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Regarding Covid-19 Testing of Migrants Under Title 42

August 5, 2021
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking records - including orders, directives, or guidance - regarding Covid-19 testing of migrants prior to expulsion under the Public Health Safety Act Title 42, which was invoked by President Donald Trump in response to the coronavirus pandemic.