FOIA Number: HHS-CDC-20-1414

News Roundup: Behind the Scenes at the Postal Service

September 17, 2020
The question of what has been going on at the U.S. Postal Service has been a subject of increasing concern as the election draws nearer and as Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s leadership remains mired in controversy.

Emails Reveal Meat Industry Influence Over Government’s Pandemic Response

September 16, 2020
As thousands of their workers were getting sick — and as companies shipped record amounts of meat overseas — meat industry executives were pleading with the USDA and even the CDC for help.

CDC Email Communications with Smithfield Foods

August 24, 2020
Records from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in response to American Oversight's request for emails between high-ranking agency officials meat industry representatives concerning Covid-19 outbreaks in meat-processing plants. These records include email communications with representatives of Smithfield Foods.

News Roundup: Georgia’s Disastrous Election, the Administration’s Alarming Protest Response, and Barr’s Troubling Tenure

June 12, 2020
As stirring protests against police brutality gripped the nation’s attention and as the coronavirus continued its tragic spread through multiple states, Georgia held a chaotic primary election.

FOIA to CDC for External Comms About Meat Plant Covid-19 Outbreaks

June 5, 2020
FOIA to Centers for Disease Control requesting emails with meat industry representatives, about Covid-19 outbreaks in meat-processing plants.