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Review the latest investigations and explore our findings.

Oversight June 22, 2017

Defending the Public’s Right to Hold Government Accountable

The Issue: In May 2017, it was reported that several congressional committees had instructed federal agencies to withhold correspondence with Congress when responding to… Read More

Oversight June 22, 2017

Investigation of EPA Decision to Overrule Scientists and Allow Pesticide

The decision to reverse the EPA's previous findings on chlorpyrifos - coming less than two months after Administrator Pruitt took over the agency - raises questions about whether he again received policy direction from an industry group. Read More

Oversight June 22, 2017

Current Public Records Requests

The Freedom of Information Act an other public records laws give the American people the ability to access public information and learn about what our government… Read More

Oversight June 16, 2017

Audit the Wall

There are a number of critical questions about the wall and the American people deserve answers. American Oversight is auditing the wall to get them. Read More

Oversight June 12, 2017

Russian Interference & Trump Administration Actions

We know that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election to support the Trump campaign, and we know that law enforcement and security agencies… Read More

Oversight June 9, 2017

Understanding Ivanka’s Role in the Trump Administration

The Issue Ms. Trump’s role in the administration is highly unusual and has raised a range of concerns about the violation of federal nepotism rules, the… Read More

Oversight June 8, 2017

Document Library: Records Obtained by American Oversight

This page maintains a running list of responses that American Oversight has received to our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and letters. You can… Read More

Oversight June 5, 2017

Vetting the Nominees: Solicitor General Nominee Noel Francisco

What We’re Seeking Ethics records surrounding Acting Solicitor General Noel Francisco’s involvement in the defense the administration’s travel ban. Records of a Department of Justice… Read More

Oversight June 5, 2017

Political Appointees and Ethics Waivers

With the start of the new administration, scores of individuals are joining the government in key, senior positions. Without transparency, the public cannot have confidence that government decisions will be shaped by the interests of the American people, not by personal or professional allegiances. Read More

Oversight May 25, 2017

Who Promised What: Investigating the Secret Health Care Negotiations

Update – May 25, 2017: A federal judge has ordered the Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Management and budget… Read More

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