Entity: Department of Veterans Affairs

FOIA to VA Seeking Communications Between the Agency and the White House Regarding Congressional Oversight

June 11, 2019
FOIA to VA seeking communications between the agency and the White House regarding congressional oversight in light of the administration's unprecedented efforts to resist oversight.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Guidance Regarding Congressional Oversight Requests and Subpoenas

June 10, 2019
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking guidance from the White House or agency leadership regarding the agency's responses to congressional oversight requests and subpoenas.

Documents Reveal Extent of Koch-Funded VA Privatization Group’s Influence

June 4, 2019
The high-level influence within the Trump administration of the Koch-funded Concerned Veterans for America — which pushes for privatization of the VA — is evident in hundreds of pages of public records.

News Roundup: Elaine Chao’s Stocks, Trump’s Handwritten Notes, and the Administration’s Communications with the NRA

May 31, 2019
Elijah Cummings has accused the administration of blocking a congressional investigation of the Education Department’s attempts to replace its internal watchdog.

VA Memos Concerning Record Preservation Guidance

May 31, 2019
Memos from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) concerning guidance for proper record preservation. These memos were received following a request for messages between Jaren Kushner and VA officials.

No Records Response from OEHRM for Communications with Outside Influences on the Agency

May 31, 2019
No records response from the Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization (OEHRM) regarding outside influence on the agency. (VA-18-0298, VA-18-0299)

FOIA to VA Seeking Documents Bearing Handwritten Annotations by the President

May 30, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Veterans Affairs seeking documents with handwritten annotations by President Trump.

News Roundup: Congressional Hearing Shows and No-Shows

May 24, 2019
Ben Carson, Diane Auer Jones, and Don McGahn's empty chair
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

No Records Response from VA Regarding WhatsApp Communications Between Former Officials and Jared Kushner

May 21, 2019
No records response from the Department of Veterans Affairs for WhatsApp communications between White House adviser Jared Kushner and former Secretary David Shulkin, former Chief Information Officer Scott Blackburn, and former Chief of Staff Peter O'Rourke.

News Roundup: Investigating State-Level Threats to Democracy

May 17, 2019
With so much attention trained on tackling federal misconduct in the Trump administration, corruption at the state and local levels has flourished and often gone unchecked.