Jurisdiction: Federal

FOIA to the Interior Seeking Communications with Lobbyist Matthew Schlapp Regarding Trade and Health Issues

July 24, 2019
FOIA to the U.S. Department of the Interior seeking communications with Matt Schlapp or with his lobbying firm Cove Strategies—which has registered new clients since President Trump took office and has contacted agencies regarding trade and casino issues.

FOIA to the Commerce Department Seeking Records on Agency Resources Towards Agency 2017 Holiday Party at the Trump Hotel

July 24, 2019
FOIA to the Commerce Department seeking records reflecting whether and to what extent Commerce used agency resources to fund a holiday party for political appointees held at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC in 2017.

No Records Response from HHS Regarding Project Blitz Communications

July 24, 2019
The Department of Health and Human Services stated that it had no records relating to Project Blitz. Project Blitz is a coordinated state legislative effort aimed to advance Christian messaging in public schools and promote 'religious freedom' at the expense of LGBTQ+ and women's rights.

State Records Regarding Jared Kushner’s Personal Email Address

July 23, 2019
State Department records in response to our request seeking communications with Jared Kushner and anyone communicating from ijkfamily.com, a domain associated with Kushner's personal email address.

New Lawsuit Seeks Records of Mike Pompeo’s Outside Political Influences

July 23, 2019
American Oversight has filed a lawsuit as part of its investigation into whether the secretary of state has been subject to inappropriate political influences during his tenure in the Trump administration.

Complaint: American Oversight v. State and CIA – Pompeo Communications

July 23, 2019
American Oversight’s lawsuit against the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency for communications between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and non-governmental entities or groups.

FOIA to SAMHSA Seeking Communications Between Members of Pain Management Task Force and Drug and Device Manufactures

July 23, 2019
FOIA to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) seeking email communications between Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force members and drug and device manufacturers.

FOIA to ICE Seeking Records Reflecting the Ownership of Incarceration Telecomm Contractor

July 23, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement seeking records sufficient to identify all corporations, companies, or other entities with ownership interests in ICE contractor Talton Communications, Inc or other corporate affiliates of Talton Communications. This FOIA request was filed in partnership with the non-profit advocacy organization Worth Rises.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Communications with Private Prison Companies, Contractors Profiting from Detention and Incarceration, and Their Lobbyists

July 23, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Homeland Security seeking communications with private prison companies, contractors profiting from detention and incarceration, and their lobbyists. This FOIA request was filed in partnership with the non-profit advocacy organization Worth Rises.

FOIA to BOP Seeking Communications with Private Prison Companies, Contractors Profiting from Detention and Incarceration, and Their Lobbyists

July 23, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Justice seeking communications with private prison companies, contractors profiting from detention and incarceration, and their lobbyists. This FOIA request was filed in partnership with the non-profit advocacy organization Worth Rises.