Entity: Department of Labor

DOL Response to Request for Records Regarding Rule that may Discriminate against LGBTQ Workers

March 9, 2020
Records from the Department of Labor in response to American Oversight's request for communications between DOL officials and anti-LGBTQ groups to determine whether these groups influenced DOL’s recently-proposed rule allowing federal contractors to cite religious defenses if accused of discriminatory employment practices.

News Roundup: Rising Coronavirus Fears and Sinking Public Trust

March 6, 2020
The uncertainty and fear surrounding the coronavirus have laid bare the deadly consequences of President Donald Trump’s demand for obsequious loyalty and a refusal to take responsibility for mistakes.

FOIA to DOL Seeking Emails with White House Officials Involved in Coronavirus Response

March 5, 2020
FOIA to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) seeking all email communications between agency and White House officials involved in the federal government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Coronavirus Daily Briefings and Situation Reports

March 4, 2020
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking all daily briefings and situation reports prepared for leadership officials regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Coronavirus Talking Points and Background Materials

March 4, 2020
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking all final talking points or background materials prepared for any congressional briefings or hearings or press engagements by leadership officials regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

In the Documents: Ballard Partners Communications with Labor Department Regarding Investigation into Client

March 3, 2020
The fast-growing Ballard Partners lobbying firm has close ties to the Trump administration.

News Roundup: Launching Our Investigation of Trump’s Authoritarian Purges

February 28, 2020
Loyalty over truth and political advantage over public service and safety are hallmarks of authoritarianism.

New Lawsuit Seeks Information on Stephen Miller’s Involvement in Public Charge Rule

February 26, 2020
The "public charge" rule gives immigration officials more power to deny green card applications to those deemed likely to use public assistance.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOL, USDA, HUD, HHS – Stephen Miller Communications

February 26, 2020
American Oversight's lawsuit against the Departments of Labor, Agriculture, Housing and Urban Development, and Health and Human Services seeking records of White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller's communications with officials at those agencies. These agencies will be affected by the administration's "public charge" rule, which allows immigration officials more power to deny permanent legal status or citizenship to applicants deemed likely to use public assistance.

FOIAs to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications Regarding White House Efforts to Retaliate Against Officials Based on Political Loyalty

February 25, 2020
FOIAs to multiple agencies seeking communications of White House liaisons regarding any efforts to target officials based on perceptions of insufficient political loyalty to the president.