FOIA Number: USDA-19-1009

USDA Email Communications Concerning Perdue’s Past Business Interests

September 30, 2020
Records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in response to American Oversight's request for former Sec. Sonny Perdue's email communications concerning agency business to shed light on Perdue's actions during his tenure as secretary.

News Roundup: Impeachment Votes and Sonny Perdue’s Georgia Connections

November 1, 2019
As the impeachment inquiry gears up for its more public phase, American Oversight is continuing to look into ethics and influence issues at agencies like the Department of Agriculture.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue

New Lawsuit: Secretary Perdue’s Ties to Georgia Industry Groups

October 30, 2019
American Oversight sued the USDA to investigate whether Perdue’s ties to Georgia agricultural-interest groups have had an impact on his policy decisions.

Complaint: American Oversight v. USDA — Perdue Emails and Georgia Industry Communications

October 30, 2019
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the U.S. Department of Agriculture for records of communications with Secretary Sonny Perdue’s family businesses and external agricultural interest groups, including those sent from a personal email account. American Oversight is seeking these records to learn whether Secretary Perdue’s ties to agricultural interest groups have had an impact on his policy decisions.

News Roundup: The Hatch Act and Freedom of Speech

August 16, 2019
New harsh immigration policies, weaker endangered species protections, and a lawsuit to protect the free speech rights of federal employees.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Secretary Perdue’s Personal Emails Concerning Agency Business

August 12, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking Secretary Perdue’s personal emails concerning agency business. American Oversight seeks these records to shed light on Secretary Perdue's actions and communications during his tenure as Secretary of Agriculture.