Entity: Department of Veterans Affairs

VA Calendar Records for Senior Officials During the Spread of Covid-19

March 25, 2021
Records from the Department of Veterans Affairs in response to American Oversight's request for calendar records fo top officials during the early spread of the coronavirus.

VA Emails Sent to Powers Regarding House Staffer who Reported Sexual Assault

February 2, 2021
Record from the Department of Veterans' Affairs, in response to American Oversight's request for email communications to VA Chief of Staff Pamela Powers regarding House staffer who reported sexual assault. These records are heavily redacted.

Investigations Update: State and Local Officials Involved in Capitol Attack

January 26, 2021
See the latest in our investigations into the events leading up to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, including the involvement of state attorneys general and local government officials.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Records Concerning Political Appointees Converting to Career Status

January 21, 2021
FOIA records request to multiple agencies seeking SF-50s for political appointees converting to career status, as well as records to identify requests and responses from the Office of Personnel Management regarding passing over preference eligibles.

Investigations Update: West Virginia Lawmaker’s Involvement in Capitol Attack and Trump’s Attempts to Overturn Georgia Election Results

January 19, 2021
See the latest in our investigations of the security at the U.S. Capitol, DOJ’s opioid settlement with Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family, and the “burrowing in” of Trump political appointees.

Letter to Multiple Agencies Concerning Federal Workers’ Whistleblower Rights

December 21, 2020
Government Accountability Project and American Oversight joint letter to 25 federal agencies concerning the whistleblower rights of federal workers and agency responsibility to inform them of their rights during presidential transitions of power.

VA Records of Wilkie’s Personal Communications Concerning Agency Business

December 4, 2020
Records from the Department of Veterans Affairs in response to American Oversight's request for all electronic messages from personal devices for Secretary Wilkie concerning government business after American Oversight obtained records showing that Wilkie used his personal accounts for official communications. These records include work-related emails from Wilkie's personal email account spanning from April 2018 to September 2020.

VHA Memos Regarding Covid-19 from Spring 2020

December 1, 2020
Records from the Veterans Health Administration in response to American Oversight's request for coronavirus-related risk assessments. These records include related memos from Spring 2020.

Veterans Affairs Documents Reveal More Details About Agency’s PPE Shortages

November 25, 2020
American Oversight obtained records that shed more light on the VA’s struggles during the first few months of the pandemic.

Investigations Update: Krebs’ Firing, Federal Record Preservation Laws, and Trump’s Contacts with Michigan Officials

November 24, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into the presidential transition process, the Trump administration’s compliance with document preservation laws, and false claims of widespread voter fraud.