Entity: Department of Veterans Affairs

FOIA to VA Regarding Outside Influence on the Agency

May 4, 2018
FOIA to the VA seeking communications to shed light on whether private individuals without relevant expertise are exerting undue influence on the decision to implement a new electronic health records system, which will affect VA’s healthcare service delivery. This FOIA is asking for communications that include search terms like "Trump's friend" and "Trump's doctor."

FOIA to VA Seeking Communications with Outside Influences at the Agency

May 4, 2018
FOIA to the VA seeking communications to shed light on whether private individuals without relevant expertise are exerting undue influence on the decision to implement a new electronic health records system, which will affect VA’s healthcare service delivery. This FOIA is asking for communications between 1) the Office of the Secretary, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and the Chief Information Officer, or the Electronic Health Records Modernization (EHRM) Program Executive Office and 2) Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter, Bruce Moskowitz, or Jared Kushner.

NRR From VA Regarding Charlottesville

April 12, 2018
No records response from VA in response to our request for White House talking points given to VA in light of the events in Charlottesville.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Regarding Trump Appointees Accusing Career Staff of Disloyalty

March 29, 2018
Following reports that high-level Trump administration officials expressed concern about the “loyalty” of career civil servants at the State Department, and even explored ways to “purge” some of those career employees from their positions. American Oversight submitted this FOIA to determine whether similar conversations occurred at other agencies.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Appointee Resumes

March 22, 2018
American Oversight sued 18 agencies in order to force the release of resumes for political appointees across the Trump administration. This is the second lawsuit that American Oversight has filed seeking appointee resumes. FOIA requests included in this complaint cover appointees who joined the administration in the time period follow the first sets of resumes we obtained in 2017.

VA Office of Enterprise Integration NRR Regarding Renovation Expenses

March 14, 2018
No records response from VA regarding office renovations.

New Lawsuit: How Much are Cabinet Officials Spending on Office Upgrades

March 14, 2018
After uncovering new details about office renovation expenses at HUD and the EPA, American Oversight filed a broad, multi-agency lawsuit to find out how much taxpayer money senior Trump administration officials – including Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross – have spent to upgrade their personal offices. 

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Office Renovation Expenses

March 14, 2018
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against 16 federal agencies seeking records of expenditures made to upgrade or renovate the offices of senior political appointees. 

No Records Response From VA Regarding Office Renovations

March 13, 2018
No records responses from VA in response to our request for office renovation records. (MULTI-17-0484)

Records From VA Regarding Use of Trump Properties

January 29, 2018
Records from VA to our FOIA requesting guidance from the agency to its staff regarding staying at/the use of Trump Organization properties, emails regarding staying at/the use of Trump Organization properties, and records sufficient to demonstrate costs.