FOIA Number: HHS-CMS-20-2216

Seeking Records from Seema Verma’s Lost Cell Phone

May 25, 2021
The top Trump official at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says she lost her phone in the final days of the administration. American Oversight is seeking to ensure government records don’t disappear with it.

Transcript: American Oversight v. HHS, FDA, CDC, and CMS – High-Ranking Officials’ Text Messages Related to Covid-19

April 19, 2021
Transcript of Apr. 19, 2021, court teleconference discussing American Oversight’s lawsuit against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking the release of high-ranking officials’ text messages related to Covid-19. You can read about the lawsuit here.

Status Reports: American Oversight v. HHS, FDA, CDC, and CMS – High-Ranking Officials’ Text Messages Related to Covid-19

April 9, 2021
Status reports filed by American Oversight, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and/or the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in American Oversight’s lawsuit seeking the release of high-ranking officials’ text messages related to Covid-19.

American Oversight Expands Lawsuit for HHS Officials’ Pandemic-Related Text Messages

February 8, 2021
American Oversight filed an amended complaint against HHS to compel the release of text messages sent or received by senior officials involved in the Trump administration’s Covid-19 response.

Amended Complaint: American Oversight v. HHS, FDA, CDC, and CMS – High-Ranking Officials’ Text Messages Related to Covid-19

February 8, 2021
An amended complaint filed by American Oversight lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking the release of high-ranking officials’ text messages related to Covid-19. The original complaint was filed Nov. 13, 2020.

Investigations Update: Operation Legend, Crossfire Hurricane, and the Rush for a Coronavirus Vaccine

September 1, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into the Trump administration’s politicized Operation Legend, the rush for school reopenings and a Covid-19 vaccine, and partisan FBI responses to congressional requests.

FOIA to CMS Seeking Text Messages of Leadership Related to Coronavirus

September 1, 2020
FOIA request to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking text messages of CMS leaders regarding the response to the coronavirus pandemic.