Entity: Federal Emergency Management Agency

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications with Ballard Partners

February 14, 2019
FOIA Request to multiple agencies lobbied by lobbying firm Ballard Partners seeking communications with Trump administration political appointees. Florida-based Ballard Partners has grown rapidly due to its connections with the Trump administration, and this request seeks to uncover Ballard's influence on the administration.

Investigating Trump’s Failed Response to Hurricanes in Puerto Rico

January 17, 2019
“If the Trump administration were deliberately choking off relief funds to Puerto Rico, there’s going to be a paper trail, and we’re going to expose the truth.”
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Roselló, U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump

How FEMA Learned from Ben Carson’s $31,000 Dining Set Purchase

December 20, 2018
The public outcry over HUD Secretary Carson’s office furniture likely dissuaded FEMA officials from similar spending sprees.

FOIA to FEMA Seeking Communications In Light of Hatch Act Guidance

December 20, 2018
FOIA to FEMA seeking communications containing pro-Trump phrases to determine if the OSC's new Hatch Act guidance, which prohibits discussions of impeachment and resistance, also applies to pro-Trump speech.

FEMA Response Regarding Contract Bids

December 18, 2018
Federal Emergency Management Agency response to our request for contract bids following Hurricane Maria. The agency is withholding 88 pages.

FEMA Records Regarding Hill Communications Related to Hurricane Florence

November 20, 2018
Federal Emergency Management Agency records in response to our FOIA request seeking communications with the Hill related to Hurricane Florence and pig farms. Records include correspondence regarding the Lumbee tribe and concerns that the FEMA administrator assigned to them had no experience with tribal relations.

FEMA Communications and Projected Expenses for Office Renovations

November 20, 2018
Federal Emergency Management Administration records discussing potential office renovations. American Oversight requested all communications and plans related to actual or potential renovations of the FEMA office for any Senate-confirmed administrators.

Complaint: American Oversight v. FEMA – Hurricane Response

October 26, 2018
Lawsuit against the Federal Emergency Management Agency seeking records detailing the failed preparation and response efforts surrounding hurricanes Maria and Irma in 2017.

FOIA to FEMA Seeking Communications Regarding Hurricane Preparation

October 25, 2018
FOIA to FEMA seeking Hurricane preparation and response efforts by FEMA, the DOD, HHS, CDC, as well as public statements by any administration officials--including President Trump--concerning preparation and response efforts.

No Records Response from FEMA Regarding Hurricane Maria Death Toll

October 22, 2018
No records response from Federal Emergency Management Agency to our request for records related to Trump's tweets regarding Hurricane Maria, Hurricane Maria death tolls, and Hurricane Maria funeral expenses.