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Entity: Department of Transportation
New Records Illustrate Extensive Influence Wielded by Leader of Group Pushing Conservative Judicial Agenda
September 24, 2020
Documents obtained by American Oversight provide new details on Federalist Society co-chair Leonard Leo’s involvement in federal judicial nominations, including to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Investigations Update: Attorney General Barr’s Conduct, Airline Industry Influence, and Trump’s Suggestion to Postpone the Election
August 25, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into William Barr’s politicization of the Justice Department and industry’s influence over pandemic relief fund allocation.
FOIA to FAA Seeking Communications with Airline Industry Representatives Regarding Covid-19
August 18, 2020
FOIA request seeking Federal Aviation Administration email communications with airline industry representatives in March 2020 regarding the coronavirus stimulus package.
FOIA to DOT Seeking Communications with Airline Industry Representatives Regarding Covid-19
August 18, 2020
FOIA request seeking Department of Transportation email communications with airline industry representatives in March 2020 regarding the coronavirus stimulus package.
Investigations Update: DHS Intelligence Efforts in Portland, the Politicization of Key Government Agency, and the Pandemic’s Impact on Census
August 4, 2020
Our latest investigations into the federal response to nationwide protests, political interference in the 2020 census, and other issues.
FOIA to DOT for Communications About CARES Act Funding for Kentucky Airports
July 31, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Transportation for communications about CARES Act funding to airports in Secretary Elaine Chao’s home state of Kentucky.
DOT Acting Inspector General Howard Elliott’s Resume
July 29, 2020
Records from the Department of Transportation of Acting Inspector General Howard "Skip" Elliott's resume.
DOT Calendars for Senior Staff Officials March 2017 – 2018
July 24, 2020
Calendars from the Department of Transportation (DOT) for senior staff officials. These records include calendar entries for former DOT press secretary Allison Myra Moore spanning from March 2017 to March 2018.
FOIA to DOT for Communications About Kentucky INFRA Grant
July 22, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Transportation for communications about a $55 million grant awarded to a project in Secretary Elaine Chao’s home state of Kentucky.
Investigations Update: Trump Administration’s Occupation of Portland, CDC Hospital Data, and the Republican Convention
July 21, 2020
Our latest investigations into allegations of misconduct at the State Department, the federal occupation of U.S. cities, and the ongoing response to the Covid-19 pandemic.