Topic: Budget

Swamp Airlines: Private Jets at Taxpayer Expense

September 19, 2018
American Oversight is investigating the Trump Administration’s repeated use of chartered aircraft for government travel. High-priced travel at taxpayer expense has become a pattern in the Trump administration - and the public has a right to know where our tax dollars are going.

DHS Wall Budget Discussions and Congressional Budget Justification

June 6, 2018
Heavily redacted records from DHS containing wall budget discussions and related communications. American Oversight received an additional production in June 2018 of a DHS memo submitted to Congress justifying the department's budget request in 2017. The memo includes a request for funding for soft-sided detention facilities to detain immigrants.

U.S. House Motion to Intervene: American Oversight v. Treasury and OMB – Tax Reform

April 13, 2018
Motion filed by the U.S. House of Representatives seeking leave to intervene in American Oversight’s ongoing lawsuit against the Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget over tax reform communications. American Oversight is attempting to compel the release of tax reform communications sent between Congress and both Treasury and OMB. In this motion, Congress argues that certain emails exchanged with the two agencies should be exempt from release under FOIA and should not be produced.

Audit the Wall

February 9, 2018
Whether you support President Trump’s initiative to build a wall between the United States and Mexico or not, every dollar the government spends on the project belongs to American taxpayers. The American people have a right to know how their money is being spent, whether the procurement process treats all American businesses fairly, and how the government is addressing environmental, worker safety, and border property owner concerns.

American Oversight Expands Investigation into Tax Bill

December 20, 2017
Non-partisan watchdog group American Oversight today redoubled its investigation into the lobbying and deliberations behind the just-passed tax bill, submitting an additional four Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Treasury Department.

Follow-Up FOIA to Treasury Regarding Tax Reform Stakeholders

December 20, 2017
FOIA seeking all records reflecting communications relating to potential legislation regarding the federal tax code between various stakeholders.

Follow-Up FOIA to Treasury Regarding Tax Reform and Communications with Congress

December 20, 2017
FOIA seeking all records reflecting communications relating to potential legislation regarding the federal tax code between various members of Congress.

Follow-Up FOIA to OMB Regarding Tax Reform

December 20, 2017
FOIA to OMB seeking all records reflecting communications relating to potential legislation regarding the federal tax code between various stakeholders.

Follow-Up FOIA to OMB Regarding Tax Reform and Communications with Congress

December 20, 2017
FOIA seeking all records reflecting communications relating to potential legislation regarding the federal tax code between various members of Congress.

Tax Reform: Uncovering the Backroom Deals

December 20, 2017
The White House and Republicans in Congress rushed through a massive overhaul of the federal tax code - but throughout the process, their talking points have not lined up with the details of the legislation. We're investigating the closed-door negotiations behind the tax bill to find out who promised what - and who will really benefit.