Jurisdiction: Federal

FOIA to HHS Seeking Records Related to Funds to Address Opioid Crisis

February 16, 2018
Records reflecting any funding requests HHS has sent to, or prepared for, Congress requesting the appropriation of additional funds to the Public Health Emergency Fund to be used in addressing the opioid crisis, if any such request exists.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Communications with DEA Regarding the Opioid Crisis

February 16, 2018
FOIA to DOJ seeking communications between the DEA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding the authority to allow for expanded access to remote prescribing of medicines for substance abuse treatment by telemedicine granted by the Trump administration’s October 26, 2017 declaration of a public health emergency resulting from the opioid crisis.

FOIA to DOJ/DEA Regarding the Opioid Crisis

February 16, 2018
FOIA to DEA seeking records sufficient to identify all actions the DEA has taken to allow for expanded access to remote prescribing of medicines for substance abuse treatment by telemedicine under the authority granted by the Trump administration’s October 26, 2017 declaration of a public health emergency resulting from the opioid crisis.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Communications with HHS Regarding the Opioid Epidemic

February 16, 2018
FOIA to DOJ seeking communications between the Office of the Attorney General and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding the authority to allow for expanded access to remote prescribing of medicines for substance abuse treatment by telemedicine granted by the Trump administration’s October 26, 2017 declaration of a public health emergency resulting from the opioid crisis.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Records Related to the AG’s Response to the Opioid Epidemic

February 16, 2018
FOIA to DOJ seeking records sufficient to identify all actions the Attorney General has taken to allow for expanded access to remote prescribing of medicines for substance abuse treatment in response to the opioid epidemic.

Complaint: American Oversight v DOJ – Communications Between Deputy Associate AG Jesse Panuccio and Counsel

February 16, 2018
FOIA lawsuit to compel the Department of Justice (DOJ) to produce communications and other records relating to 22 cases in which DOJ reversed its previous position after the Trump administration took office. Specifically, the lawsuit asks DOJ to release communications between Deputy Associate Attorney General Jesse Panuccio and counsel for the other parties in those cases, communications with amici, and calendar entries for meetings related to those cases.

OMB Reply Withholding Communications Related to the ACA

February 15, 2018
Final response from OMB to our FOIA request for communications with Congress regarding the Affordable Care Act. OMB states that it reviewed all remaining potentially responsive documents and identified 9 responsive pages, which it is withholding in full pursuant to (b)(5).

No Records Response From HHS Seeking Communications Between Senior Officials Regarding Health Care

February 15, 2018
No records response to FOIA seeking communications between senior HHS officials and David Rivkin, Bill Burck, Jonathan Turley, or anyone in the U.S. House of Representatives Office of General Counsel.

No Recusal Analysis for Sessions from Justice Management Division

February 15, 2018
No records of Sessions' recusal analysis from DOJ.

FOIA to EPA Regarding Asbestos Regulations

February 13, 2018
Joint FOIA with EWG and ADAO seeking records to determine if EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and other top EPA officials have recently been meeting with several chemical and asbestos corporations and trade groups regarding the future impact of the Toxic Substances Control Act on the use of asbestos.