Entity: Department of the Treasury

News Roundup: The Hatch Act and Freedom of Speech

August 16, 2019
New harsh immigration policies, weaker endangered species protections, and a lawsuit to protect the free speech rights of federal employees.

FOIA to Treasury Seeking Communications with Lobbyists for Braidy Industries and En+ Group

August 14, 2019
FOIA to the Department of the Treasury seeking email communications of senior political appointees with lobbyists associated with Braidy Industries and EN+ Group.

FOIA to Treasury for Records on Impact of Rolling Back Certain Donor Disclosure Requirements

August 7, 2019
FOIA to Treasury and IRS seeking records reflecting final assessments of the impact of Rev. Proc. 2018-38, which would rollback requirements that certain tax-exempt organizations, including politically active 501(c)(4) organizations, disclose the names and addresses of their major donors on their annual tax returns.

FOIA to Treasury for External Communications Regarding Certain Donor Disclosure Requirements

August 7, 2019
FOIA to Treasury seeking communications with external groups regarding potential changes to donor disclosure requirements for certain tax-exempt organizations, including politically active 501(c)(4) organizations.

FOIA to IRS Seeking External Communications Regarding Certain Donor Disclosure Requirements

August 7, 2019
FOIA to the Internal Revenue Service seeking communications with external groups regarding potential changes to donor disclosure requirements for certain tax-exempt organizations, including politically active 501(c)(4) organizations.

FOIA to Treasury Seeking Communications with State Officials Regarding Certain Donor Disclosure Requirements

August 7, 2019
FOIA to Treasury seeking communications with state officials regarding potential changes to donor disclosure requirements for certain tax-exempt organizations, including politically active 501(c)(4) organizations.

FOIA to IRS Seeking Communications with State Officials Regarding Certain Donor Disclosure Requirements

August 7, 2019
FOIA to IRS seeking communications with state officials regarding potential changes to donor disclosure requirements for certain tax-exempt organizations, including politically active 501(c)(4) organizations.

No Records Response from Treasury Regarding Contacts with Failed Nominees

August 6, 2019
The Department of the Treasury stated that it had no records of contracts with individuals nominated but not confirmed to high-level agency positions to perform the same or similar work for which they were unsuccessfully nominated.

News Roundup: “Remain in Mexico,” New Lawsuits, and Trump’s Friend Tom Barrack

August 2, 2019
Documents we uncovered show that a question asking asylum-seekers whether they had fear of being returned to Mexico was scrapped before the new Remain in Mexico policy was finalized.

New Lawsuit in Investigation of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s Use of Military Transport

August 1, 2019
We want to know whether the president’s daughter and son-in-law habitually invited Steven Mnuchin on trips so that they could travel on Air Force planes.