FOIA Number: USDA-19-1074

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.

FOIA to USDA for Records of Secretary Perdue Meetings

August 28, 2019
FOIA to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for records of certain 2017 meetings attended by Secretary Sonny Perdue.