Entity: Department of Veterans Affairs

No Records Response From VA Regarding Office Renovations

November 13, 2018
No records responses from VA in response to our request for office renovation records.

Complaint: American Oversight v. VA and DOD – Mar-a-Lago Crowd Influence

October 25, 2018
Lawsuit seeking records from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense regarding the role that three members of President Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club may have had in shaping policy decisions.

FOIA to VA Seeking Updated Calendars for Senior Staff Officials

October 17, 2018
FOIA to VA seeking calendars for Robert Wilkie, Jacquelyn Hayes-Byrd, David Shulkin, Peter O'Rourke, Thayer Verschoor, and anyone who has served as White House Liaison since January 20, 2017.

No Records Response From VA Regarding Administration Holdovers

September 27, 2018
The Department of Veterans' Affairs stated that it had no records of email communications regarding holdovers from the previous administration. American Oversight asked for.

VA Records Reflecting External Communications Between Secretary Shulkin’s Office and Perlmutter and Moskowitz

September 14, 2018
Veterans Affairs records in response to our FOIA request for communications between the Office of the Secretary and Mar-a-Lago members, Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter and Bruce Moskowitz.

FOIA to VA Seeking Communications with Concerned Veterans for America

August 23, 2018
FOIA to VA seeking communications with outside entities to shed light on whether or not Concerned Veterans for America is having on wide-ranging policy discussions that affect millions of Americans, as well as influence of private individuals with connections to the president on federal government actions and policies.

No Records Response from VA’s OPA Regarding Ethics Guidance on staying at Trump Organization Properties

August 4, 2018
Veteran's Affairs Office of Public Affairs stated that it had no records of any ethical guidance regarding federal employees staying at or otherwise spending money at Trump-owned properties.

VA Political Appointee Resumes, Ethics Waivers and SF-50s

July 31, 2018
Resumes, SF-50s and Ethics Waivers of political appointees in the Department of Veterans Affairs.

FOIA to VA Seeking Thayer Verschoor Communications

July 23, 2018
FOIA to VA seeking Thayer Verschoor communications with Joe Arpaio, Steve Pierce, any employee or representative of Alliance Defending Freedom, or any employee or representative of Center for Arizona Policy and any email containing terms to shed light on his prejudice beliefs that could impact his work at VA.

VA memos and emails regarding expenditures at Trump Properties

June 15, 2018
Records from VA in response 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. In June 2018, American Oversight received memos and emails related to expenditures at Trump Properties. These documents primarily exchanges with VA's Ethics Attorneys about whether particular trips/events/expenditures were permissible under ethics rules.