Jurisdiction: Washington

A Pandemic Is No Time for Secrecy

March 28, 2020
As the nation learns more about the Trump administration’s costly failures to prepare for the pandemic, there is another danger that could exacerbate the outbreak: lack of transparency.

An Update on American Oversight’s Coronavirus Investigation

March 20, 2020
American Oversight has filed dozens of FOIA requests across the federal government and in several states as we look into the Trump administration’s mismanaged response to the coronavirus outbreak.

News Roundup: Continuing Our Investigation of Coronavirus Response

March 13, 2020
As we all take steps to mitigate the severity of the outbreak, American Oversight is continuing to investigate the Trump administration’s troublingly inadequate response to the crisis.

News Roundup: Rising Coronavirus Fears and Sinking Public Trust

March 6, 2020
The uncertainty and fear surrounding the coronavirus have laid bare the deadly consequences of President Donald Trump’s demand for obsequious loyalty and a refusal to take responsibility for mistakes.

The Trump Administration’s Response to Coronavirus

March 5, 2020
With fear about the novel coronavirus spreading as fast as the disease itself, mistrust of the Trump administration’s ability to handle a pandemic is mounting. American Oversight is investigating the government’s response to the crisis, from its misleading public statements to the delays in the availability of testing kits.

Request to Washington State Health Department Seeking Communications with the White House, CDC, or HHS

March 5, 2020
Request to Washington State Health Department seeking communications with the White House, the Department of Health and Human Services, or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

Request to King County Washington Seeking Communications with the White House, CDC, or HHS

March 5, 2020
Request to King County, Washington, seeking communications with the White House, the Department of Health and Human Services, or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

Public Records Request to Washington State Health Department Seeking Directives Not to Test for Coronavirus

March 11, 2019
Public records request to the Washington State Health Department seeking records reflecting any directive from the federal government not to test for coronavirus.

Public Records Request to Washington State Health Department Seeking Communications with the White House, CDC, or HHS

March 11, 2019
Public records request to Washington State Health Department Seeking Communications with the White House, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Health and Human Services (HHS) in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

USTR Communications With Washington State

August 24, 2018
Communications between Washington State trade adviser Robert Hamilton and the U.S. Trade Representative.