Entity: Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Updated Calendars For USTR Robert Lighthizer

August 22, 2018
Additional response to our request for the updated calendars of USTR Robert Lighthizer and a few other appointees at USTR. This production contains calendars from February 1, 2018-March 21, 2018. American Oversight later obtained a second set of calendars from November 2017 - April 2018.

USTR Records Regarding Career Holdovers from the Previous Administration

August 20, 2018
U.S. Trade Representative response to a request for records regarding holdovers from the previous administration. Records include email correspondence with Michael Cernovich, an alt-right commentator.

FOIA to USTR Seeking Communications Regarding Harley-Davidson

July 13, 2018
FOIA to USTR regarding the Trump administration's response to Harley Davidson's announcement that they're moving production overseas. This FOIA is seeking communications between Harley-Davidson Motor Company and political appointees in various offices at USTR, as well as communications containing terms related to Harley-Davidson.

USTR Emails Reveal Tensions, Inconsistencies in Trump Administration’s NAFTA Strategy

June 6, 2018
Emails obtained by American Oversight show that in a hasty attempt to scrap and replace NAFTA, USTR and the administration alienated stakeholders, rushed through processes for soliciting comment, and even held contradictory public positions.

Emails Show Insider Access for Steel Industry Lobbyists Tied to Lighthizer

May 31, 2018
Emails obtained by American Oversight through a Freedom of Information Act request uncovered a friendly relationship between U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) officials and lobbyists representing the steel industry.

USTR Communications With the Steel Industry About Tariffs

May 23, 2018
These documents show the communications between officials in the office of the U.S. Trade Representative and representatives of the steel industry about the Trump administration's decision to impose steep steel tariffs.

USTR NAFTA Communications with Private Stakeholders

May 22, 2018
Emails and other communications between the Office of the US Trade Representative and outside private stakeholders regarding the Trump administration's efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.

USTR NAFTA Communications with State Governments

May 18, 2018
Emails and other communications between the Office of the US Trade Representative and representatives of various state governments regarding the Trump administration's effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

USTR Receipts for Office Renovation Expenses

March 29, 2018
Records from USTR regarding office renovations.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Regarding Trump Appointees Accusing Career Staff of Disloyalty

March 29, 2018
Following reports that high-level Trump administration officials expressed concern about the “loyalty” of career civil servants at the State Department, and even explored ways to “purge” some of those career employees from their positions. American Oversight submitted this FOIA to determine whether similar conversations occurred at other agencies.