Jurisdiction: Federal

FOIA to SBA Seeking Communications with Kentucky Businesses

September 8, 2020
FOIA request to the Small Business Administration seeking communications with Kentucky based businesses or lobbyists.

FOIA to USTR Seeking Communications with Mitch McConnell

September 8, 2020
FOIA request to the Office of the United States Trade Representative and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell or his staff.

FOIA to USTR Seeking Communications with Kentucky Businesses

September 8, 2020
FOIA request to the Office of the United States Trade Representative seeking communications with Kentucky based businesses or lobbyists.

USDA Communications with Protein Industry Groups

September 8, 2020
Records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in response to American Oversight's request for officials' communications with protein industry groups, such as Smithfield Foods. This initial request also sought communications with state government officials with Covid-19 outbreaks in their jurisdictions.

Response From USPS Regarding Request for Calendars of Postmaster General DeJoy’s Staff

September 4, 2020
In this response to American Oversight, the U.S. Postal Service has asserted that the calendar and calendar entries of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's staff are not subject to American Oversight’s FOIA request.

News Roundup: Sowing Confusion and Discord

September 3, 2020
The Trump administration is digging into its usual playbook of unsubstantiated claims and harmful messages.

Reply Brief: American Oversight v. DOJ and FBI – Witness Interview Records

September 3, 2020
Reply brief filed by American Oversight in the watchdog group's lawsuit seeking the release of witness interview records, including those of former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, in connection with the closed investigation into President Trump’s potential campaign finance violations.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Communications Between Sen. Ron Johnson and William Barr

September 3, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Justice seeking communications between Attorney General William Barr and Sen. Ron Johnson.

No Records Response from DOL Regarding Communications with Industry Groups

September 3, 2020
The Department of Labor stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for communications with industry groups, some of which had lobbied against worker protections against coronavirus.

FOIA to DHS for Records of Costs of Chad Wolf Trip to Portland, Ore.

September 3, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security asking for records showing the cost of Acting Secretary Chad Wolf’s trip to Portland, Ore., in July 2020.