Topic: Budget, Taxes & the Economy

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 and Treasury 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.

Glomar Response from Treasury Regarding Records About Freezing Sanctions Against Russian Oligarch

June 2, 2020
The Department of the Treasury provided a “Glomar” response, refusing to confirm or deny the existence of records reflecting evidence used in the justification to freeze sanctions against Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.

EXIM Communications Containing Key Words Related to Tariffs from 2017

June 1, 2020
Records from the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. of communications containing keywords related to tariffs, trade, and exemptions from 2017.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies for Records Regarding Pompeo’s Use of Military Housing

June 1, 2020
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking record sufficient to identify any housing rent or lease payments made by Secretary Mike Pompeo, any member of his family, or the the State Department to any military component for housing provided in the Washington, DC region, including

FOIA to DFC Seeking Emails from White House “Covid Mail” System

June 1, 2020
FOIA to International Development Finance Corporation seeking emails from the White House “Covid Mail” internal email system, which reportedly is used to forward requests from “friends and family” of the White House to agency officials.

No Records Response from FED Regarding Communications with White House about Monetary Policy

June 1, 2020
The Federal Reserve stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for communications with White House about monetary policy.

No Records Response from FED Regarding Communications with the White House

June 1, 2020
The Federal Reserve stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for communications with the White House.