FOIA Number: COMM-CB-20-0802

Census Bureau Records Regarding Covid-19 Response

December 17, 2020
Records from the Census Bureau in response to American Oversight's request for directives and email communications concerning the federal response to the Covid-19 pandemic, including related email communications with the Executive Office of the President. These records include agency presentations, talking points, and emergency preparedness plans.

American Oversight Sues for Records of Pandemic’s Impact on the Census

July 31, 2020
The lawsuit came amid new reports that the Census Bureau plans to end its door-knocking outreach earlier than planned, potentially decreasing the accuracy and benefiting Trump’s political party.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Census Bureau and Commerce – 2020 Census Implementation

July 31, 2020
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Commerce for directives and communications regarding the implementation of the 2020 census in light of the coronavirus pandemic. This lawsuit also seeks records reflecting communications with the White House, the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and non-government entities regarding the 2020 census.

News Roundup: Corruption and Coronavirus

April 10, 2020
Trump is apparently counting on the public to be too distracted by the coronavirus to pay much attention to his continuing dictator-like purges of government officials and his brazen rejection of oversight. 

FOIA to the Census Bureau Seeking Directives Related to Coronavirus

April 6, 2020
FOIA request to the Census Bureau seeking directives related to the agency’s response to coronavirus.