FOIA Number: DHS-FEMA-18-0267

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)

FEMA Reports Regarding Disaster Preparation


April 17, 2019
FEMA Reports regarding disaster preparation. These documents are in response to our FOIAs paralleling documents requests from House Oversight Chairman Cummings and Ranking Member Gowdy.

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.

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

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 Regarding Puerto Rico Seeking Communications with Food Retailers

April 19, 2018
FOIA seeking communications between FEMA and Walmart and other food retailers in Puerto Rico concerning requests for fuel from food retailers in Puerto Rico, retailer decisions to close for any period of time due to a lack of fuel, and food waste following Hurricane Maria and Irma.