Jurisdiction: Federal

No Records Response From Education Regarding DeVos Stays at Amway Properties

July 18, 2018
American Oversight received three no records responses from the Department of Education OCIO (Office of the Chief Information Officer) stated that it had no records of any payments to DeVos-related hotels. American Oversight asked for records of payments to the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, MI or the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, MI.

FOIA to HUD Seeking Communications Between HUD and Various Outside Entities

July 17, 2018
FOIA to HUD seeking communications between Secretary Benjamin Carson; his chief of staff; or any political appointees in the Office of the Secretary or the Office of Public Affairs and a variety of construction companies and corporations. This FOIA was submitted to shed light on Ben Caron's family involvement at the agency.

FOIA to OMB Seeking Communications with the Heritage Foundation

July 17, 2018
FOIA to OMB seeking communications with the Heritage Foundation and the Foundation for Government Accountability regarding government reorganization.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Communications with Kris Kobach

July 17, 2018
FOIA to four different offices of DOJ seeking communications with Kris Kobach to determine his influence on the agency.

FOIA to EPA Regarding the Toxic Substances Control Act

July 16, 2018
FOIA to EPA seeking information to determine the extent to which industry and trade groups, and others with a stake in these rules, may have engaged with former Administrator Scott Pruitt and the EPA about the Toxic Substances Control Act.

OMB Congressional Communications Regarding Tax Reform

July 16, 2018
Obtained by American Oversight via FOIA litigation in our tax reform lawsuit. Record containing congressional communications regarding tax reform.

HUD Communications Regarding Candy Carson Travel and Other Agency Resources

July 16, 2018
Housing and Urban Development records regarding Candy Carson's involvement at the agency, including records about her travel, HUD meeting attendance, HUD documents and resources shared with her.

American Oversight Statement on EPA Admission of Interference with FOIA

July 13, 2018
Nonpartisan ethics watchdog American Oversight released the following statement after a newly-published transcript revealed that political appointees at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) routinely interfered with processing of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

FOIA to USTR Seeking Communications Regarding Harley-Davidson

July 13, 2018
FOIA to USTR regarding the Trump administration's response to Harley Davidson's announcement that they're moving production overseas. This FOIA is seeking communications between Harley-Davidson Motor Company and political appointees in various offices at USTR, as well as communications containing terms related to Harley-Davidson.

FOIA to Treasury Seeking Communications Regarding Harley-Davidson

July 13, 2018
FOIA to Treasury regarding the Trump administration's response to Harley Davidson's announcement that they're moving production overseas. This FOIA is seeking communications between Harley-Davidson Motor Company and political appointees in the Office of the Secretary or the Office of Legislative Affairs, as well as communications containing terms related to Harley-Davidson.