FOIA Number: MULTI-HHS-CDC-20-0413

The CDC Has Been Illegally Rejecting Valid FOIA Requests. We’re Suing.

May 15, 2020
American Oversight filed a lawsuit over the agency’s illegal practice of rejecting valid Freedom of Information Act requests — including for documents related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Complaint: American Oversight v. CDC and HHS — FOIA Request Violations

May 15, 2020
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) over the department’s practice of rejecting valid Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests — including requests related to the coronavirus pandemic.

No Records Response from CDC Regarding Directives for External Communications about Coronavirus

March 23, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for records reflecting directives about external communications regarding Coronavirus.

News Roundup: Rising Coronavirus Fears and Sinking Public Trust

March 6, 2020
The uncertainty and fear surrounding the coronavirus have laid bare the deadly consequences of President Donald Trump’s demand for obsequious loyalty and a refusal to take responsibility for mistakes.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking HHS Coronavirus Messaging Directives

March 3, 2020
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking any directives, orders, decision memoranda, or guidance from the Department of Health and Human Services regarding public statements, public appearances, website changes or updates, or communications or press strategy on the coronavirus, COVID-19.