Topic: Budget, Taxes & the Economy

Where Did the Money Go? A Summary of Findings from CARES Act Investigations

February 4, 2021
Numerous reports from watchdogs, Congress, and news outlets have exposed serious issues with how relief funding from the 2020 CARES Act was spent. Here’s a list.

Tracking Taxpayer Spending at Trump Properties

January 15, 2021
Even as Trump’s presidency sunsets, it’s still hard to tell how much money went from public coffers into his pockets.

In the Documents: HHS’s Pandemic Relief Contracts with UnitedHealth Group

January 4, 2021
The records also contain meeting invitations that raise questions about potential conflicts of interest.

CDC Email Communications Regarding Pause of World Health Organization Funding

December 1, 2020
Heavily redacted communications from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in response to American Oversight's request for emails concerning a pause on WHO funding.

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.