Jurisdiction: Federal

Records From Treasury Emails With House Financial Services

February 20, 2018
Emails between the Treasury Department and the House Financial Services Committee – challenging Chairman Jeb Hensarling’s assertion that the public has no right to view the documents.

FOIA to EPA Regarding Scott Pruitt’s First-Class Travel

February 20, 2018
FOIA seeking records of Scott Pruitt’s first-class travel waivers and waiver requests and any final determinations either approving or denying EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s first-class airplane travel for personal and business-related trips.

Complaint: American Oversight v EPA – Pattern and Practice

February 16, 2018
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight seeking an injunction to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from continuing its practice of denying reasonably described Freedom of Information Act requests. The EPA has repeatedly refused to conduct searches for records requested under FOIA - such as emails between agency officials and outside entities - and the agency has wrongly argued that any request that doesn't include a keyword is inadequately described.

Inside the Documents: Ben Carson Jr’s HUD Emails

February 16, 2018
The documents we obtained revealed how Ben Jr. used his special access to play matchmaker between his business contacts in the city and his powerful father.

Ethics Watchdog Calls for Investigation of Pruitt’s Expensive Travel Habits

February 16, 2018
Amid new revelations about Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt's frequent use of expensive, first-class air travel – which agency officials have admitted was intended to allow Pruitt to avoid interactions with Americans upset by the administrator's actions – nonpartisan ethics watchdog American Oversight today called on the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) and the EPA Inspector General to open investigations into the potential misuse of taxpayer funds.

FOIA to ONDCP Seeking Communications with Conway

February 16, 2018
FOIA to the Office of National Drug Control Policy seeking communications related to the opioid epidemic between (a) ONDCP political appointees David Marella, Taylor P. Weyeneth, Lawrence Lloyd Muir and Pamela Stevens and (b) Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway (or anyone acting on Ms. Conway’s behalf, including Ms. Conway’s Chief of Staff Renee Hudson and Ms. Conway’s Special Assistant Catharine Cypher).

FOIA to ONDCP Seeking Communications with Kellyanne Conway

February 16, 2018
FOIA to ONDCP seeking communications between (a) ONDCP Acting Director Richard Baum and (b) Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway (or anyone acting on Ms. Conway’s behalf, including Ms. Conway’s Chief of Staff Renee Hudson and Ms. Conway’s Special Assistant Catharine Cypher).

FOIA to ONDCP Seeking Communications Regarding the Opioid Crisis

February 16, 2018
FOIA seeking communications between ONDCP and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding actions taken under the authority granted by the Trump administration’s October 26, 2017 declaration of a public health emergency resulting from the opioid crisis. (ONDCP-18-0107)

FOIA Seeking Communications Between HHS and Kellyanne Conway

February 16, 2018
FOIA to HHS seeking communications between HHS and Kellyanne Conway regarding the opioid crisis.

FOIA Regarding HHS’s Response to the Opioid Crisis

February 16, 2018
Records sufficient to show all actions HHS has taken under the authority granted by Acting Secretary Hargan’s October 26, 2017 declaration of a public health emergency resulting from the opioid crisis.