Entity: Federal Communications Commission

FOIA to FCC Regarding Conservative Media Influence at the FCC and HUD

April 9, 2018
FOIA to FCC to shed light on the influence Sinclair Broadcast Group has with FCC, the agency responsible for regulating broadcasting entities, due to its relationship with senior officials at HUD. The FOIA is seeking communications between Chairman Pai and HUD and FCC employees and Armstrong Williams, as well as other conservative outlets.

FCC Commissioner Calls for Trump’s Reelection, Violates Hatch Act

February 23, 2018
In remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington DC on February 23, Michael O'Rielly, a commissioner on the FCC violated the Hatch Act when he called for the reelection of President Donald Trump while appearing in his official capacity as a federal official. American Oversight is urging the Office of Special Counsel to immediately investigate.

Records From FCC Regarding Network Licenses

January 8, 2018
First production of documents from FCC in response to our FOIA request for FCC communications and documents relating to the issues of President Trump's tweet asking about challenging networks' licenses.

New Documents Weekly Round Up

October 16, 2017
American Oversight's investigations into the Trump administration turn up new documents weekly. These are recently posted records, including documents regarding net neutrality, DOJ's affirmative action investigation, and Trump Organization guidance.

American Oversight Investigates Trump Administration Attacks on Free Press

October 11, 2017
American Oversight launches an investigation into possible attempt by the Trump administration to revoke NBC broadcasting licenses following President Trump's tweeted threat to challenge the broadcast licenses of TV news affiliate stations.

American Oversight Sues FCC to Obtain Net Neutrality Communications with Industry Groups

July 26, 2017
As the Trump administration moves ahead with plans to end Net Neutrality, American Oversight today sued the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to find out how the telecommunications industry has influenced government regulators.