Topic: Budget

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.

Records From USTR Regarding NAFTA

December 12, 2017
Documents from USTR in response to our FOIA request for internal communications regarding NAFTA.

American Oversight v State Department – Mexico Wall Payments

December 8, 2017
The answer filed by the government in response to American Oversight's lawsuit seeking any records of attempts by the State Department to force Mexico to pay for President Trump's proposed border wall.

FOIA to Treasury Office of Secretary and Office of Legislative Affairs Regarding Tax Reform Analysis

November 30, 2017
FOIA to Treasury regarding recent reports indicate that Treasury has not conducted any analysis to support claims that the economic benefit of tax reform will outweigh the costs of the cuts themselves. Seeking guidance from the Office of Secretary and Office of Legislative Affairs regarding any reports or analysis of the economic impact of tax reform legislation that were given to outside entities, including the White House Council of Economic Advisers.