Entity: Federal Emergency Management Agency

News Roundup: Casinos and Questions

May 10, 2019
Climate change, the Mueller report, and three new lawsuits.
Donald Trump and Matt Schlapp in 2018 (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

Documents Highlight FEMA’s Failed Efforts to Track and Inspect Meals Sent to Puerto Rico

May 6, 2019
American Oversight obtained records related to the contractor that only provided 50,000 out of the 30 million meals it was supposed to deliver to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt Michelle Y. Alvarez-Rea)

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Regarding the Impact of the Partial Government Shutdown on Agency Operations and Research

April 4, 2019
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking records related to the impact of the partial government shutdown on agency operations, scientific research, and public safety programs.

FEMA Records Regarding Hurricanes Maria and Irma Relief Efforts and Meal Delivery

March 12, 2019
Federal Emergency Management Agency emails and disaster response planning documents in response to our FOIA seeking documents related to hurricane Maria response efforts. The records include a FEMA IG investigation into a contract given to a single-employee company that only provided 50K meals rather than the contracted 30 million meals.

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.