Topic: Budget, Taxes & the Economy

CDC Assessments and Directives Regarding World Health Organization Funding

October 19, 2020
Records from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in response to American Oversight's request for assessments regarding the impact of cutting World Health Organization funding and related guidance.

News Roundup: What Trump Knew, and What We Know

September 10, 2020
We’ve known for months that President Donald Trump has been downplaying the severity of the coronavirus. In the spring, we knew that Covid-19 wasn’t just like the seasonal flu, despite Trump’s reassurances that it was. And we’ve known that the pandemic won’t just “disappear,” no matter how many times the president insists it will.

New Reports Find Billions in CARES Act Funding Went to Companies with Histories of Misconduct

September 10, 2020
Reports from Good Jobs First and Congress highlight the importance of rigorous oversight of coronavirus relief programs.

Deputy Treasury Secretary Muzinich’s 2017 Calendars

September 8, 2020
Department of the Treasury calendar records for Deputy Treasury Secretary Justin Muzinich. This record is a response to American Oversight's request for calendars for Muzinich, Steven Mnuchin, Eli Miller, John Baylor Myers, and Alden Wood.

No Records Response from CDC Regarding World Health Organization Funding

August 31, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for records sufficient to identify any entities (including but not limited to nongovernmental organizations, international organizations, or foreign countries) currently receiving U.S. funding that was previously directed to the World Health Organization.

Rejection from SBA Regarding Disclosure of Largest PPP Recipients

July 31, 2020
The Small Business Administration rejected American Oversight's request for records sufficient to show Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) recipients of forgivable loans in excess of $5 million. American Oversight seeks these records to shed light on the companies that received the largest awards of public funds from the PPPÑone of the most significant programs enacted by the current Congress and administered by the current administration.

News Roundup: The Administration’s Failure to Confront Two National Crises

June 19, 2020
The Trump administration's responses to the deadly coronavirus pandemic and to nationwide protests against systemic racism in law enforcement have been both harmful and insufficient.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DHS, DOD, FEMA, and DFC – Kushner’s Covid-19 Response

June 17, 2020
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Department of Defense for communications with or about individuals employed by firms enlisted in the Covid-19 response by White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner. This lawsuit also seeks calendars and communications of U.S. International Development Finance Corporation CEO Adam Boehler regarding Kushner’s Covid-19 task force, including supply chain matters.

FOIA to SBA Seeking Disclosure of the Largest PPP Recipients

June 16, 2020
FOIA to Small Business Administration seeking records sufficient to show Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) recipients of forgivable loans in excess of $5 million. American Oversight seeks these records to shed light on the companies that received the largest awards of public funds from the PPP—one of the most significant programs enacted by the current Congress and administered by the current administration.

FOIA to NCUA Seeking Calendars for Chairman Rodney Hood

June 16, 2020
FOIA to the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) seeking calendar entries for NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood in light of misconduct by previous NCUA chairmans.