Entity: Department of Transportation

No Records Response from DOT Regarding Communications with Vulcan Material Company

September 29, 2020
The Department of Transportation stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for communications between top officials at DOT and employees of representatives of Vulcan Materials Company and its lobbyist, Ice Miller Strategies, LLC.

No Records Response from DOT Regarding Inspector General Investigations Involving Sec. Chao

September 25, 2020
The Department of the Transportation stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for directives, guidance, or formal memoranda regarding any investigations by the inspector general involving Secretary Elaine Chao.

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.

DOT Ethics Documents for Acting Inspector General Howard “Skip” Elliott

September 11, 2020
Records from the Department of Transportation in response to American Oversight's request for the ethics waivers, authorizations, and recusals of Acting Inspector General Howard “Skip” Elliott.

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 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.

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.

DOT Records of SF-50s for New OIG Employees

August 7, 2020
Records from the Department of Transportation in response to American Oversight's request for the SF-50s of new Office of Inspector General employees.

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.
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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.