Jurisdiction: Federal

FOIA to FDA Regarding the Appointment of Mindy Brashears

August 10, 2018
FOIA to FDA seeking communications between USDA political appointees and Mindy Brashears in order to shed light on her appointment to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service given her ties to the industry.

FOIA to DOJ Regarding Changes to the National Crime Victim Questionnaire

August 10, 2018
FOIA to DOJ regarding changes to the National Crime Victim Questionnaire, which collects data on hate crimes against LGBTQ youth. American Oversight is seeking communications and memos regarding this decision, its approval, or its rationale.

FOIA to USDA Regarding the Appointment of Mindy Brashears

August 9, 2018
FOIA to USDA seeking communications between USDA political appointees and Mindy Brashears in order to shed light on her appointment to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service given her ties to the industry.

Complaint: Brennan Center v. DOJ – Voting Purge Letter

August 7, 2018
Represented by American Oversight, the Brennan Center for Justice is suing DOJ for refusing to turn over documents related to a letter DOJ sent asking for detailed information about how states maintain their voter rolls, which could have led to voter purging.

Commission Records Show No Evidence of Widespread Voter Fraud

August 3, 2018
Secretary Dunlap released his preliminary review of those records, revealing that the PACEI had uncovered no evidence of widespread voter fraud, directly contrary to statements by the White House and PACEI Vice Chair Kris Kobach.

PACEI Records Released to Maine Secretary of State Dunlap

August 3, 2018
Files from the now-disbanded Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (PACEI) released to Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap in response to his litigation seeking access to the records. On July 18, 2018, the PACEI released over 8,000 pages of records to Dunlap.

FOIA to EPA Seeking Communications with Office of the Administrator or the Office of Air and Radiation

August 3, 2018
FOIA to EPA seeking communications between any political appointee in the Office of the Administrator or the Office of Air and Radiation and Carl Icahn, any employee or other representative of Icahn Enterprises, or any employee or other representative of CVR Energy. This FOIA also asks for communications with Valero Energy.

FOIA to EPA Seeking Communications with CVR Energy and Other Outside Entities

August 3, 2018
FOIA to EPA seeking communications between any EPA personnel in Region 6 and any employee or other representative of CVR Energy Inc. or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries. CVR Energy is an oil refining company owned by billionaire investor and former advisor to President Donald Trump Carl Icahn.

FOIA to EPA Seeking Communications with Office of the Administrator or the Office of Air and Radiation

August 3, 2018
FOIA to EPA seeking communications between any political appointee in the Office of the Administrator or the Office of Air and Radiation and Carl Icahn, any employee or other representative of Icahn Enterprises, or any employee or other representative of CVR Energy. This FOIA also asks for communications with Valero Energy.

No Records Response From EPA Regarding Andrew Wheeler’s Ethics Waivers

August 2, 2018
Environmental Protection Agency no records response on American Oversight's request for ethics waivers granted to Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler.