Topic: Budget, Taxes & the Economy

FOIA to Treasury for Records on Impact of Rolling Back Certain Donor Disclosure Requirements

August 7, 2019
FOIA to Treasury and IRS seeking records reflecting final assessments of the impact of Rev. Proc. 2018-38, which would rollback requirements that certain tax-exempt organizations, including politically active 501(c)(4) organizations, disclose the names and addresses of their major donors on their annual tax returns.

FOIA to IRS Seeking External Communications Regarding Certain Donor Disclosure Requirements

August 7, 2019
FOIA to the Internal Revenue Service seeking communications with external groups regarding potential changes to donor disclosure requirements for certain tax-exempt organizations, including politically active 501(c)(4) organizations.

FOIA to Treasury Seeking Communications with State Officials Regarding Certain Donor Disclosure Requirements

August 7, 2019
FOIA to Treasury seeking communications with state officials regarding potential changes to donor disclosure requirements for certain tax-exempt organizations, including politically active 501(c)(4) organizations.

FOIA to IRS Seeking Communications with State Officials Regarding Certain Donor Disclosure Requirements

August 7, 2019
FOIA to IRS seeking communications with state officials regarding potential changes to donor disclosure requirements for certain tax-exempt organizations, including politically active 501(c)(4) organizations.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Treasury – Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s Use of Military Transport

August 1, 2019
American Oversight’s lawsuit against the Department of the Treasury to shed light on communications between Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Ivanka Trump, and Jared Kushner regarding the use of military transport. American Oversight is seeking these records to determine whether President Trump’s daughter and son-in-law regularly invited Secretary Mnuchin on trips in order to access Air Force planes.

No Records Response from Commerce Regarding Communications with Terms Related to Different Industries

July 17, 2019
The Department of Commerce stated that it had no records of communications with specific terms related to different industries, including Apple, BMW, Boeing, Coco-Cola, Ford, General Motors, and Toyota.

Audit the Wall: No Plans, Funding or Timeline — And No Wall

December 12, 2018
American Oversight's investigation into the administration’s preparations for fulfilling Trump's promise to build a border wall reveal it to be nothing more than a rhetorical tool.

DOD Flight Records of Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

October 18, 2018
Records of flights taken by former U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson using military aircraft during his time in office from early 2017 through early 2018.

Swamp Airlines: Chartered 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.