Topic: Business and Economic Policy

Open Questions About Trump Administration Policies

October 29, 2020
The tragically botched pandemic response and devastating practice of separating immigrant families are just some of the Trump administration’s actions that bear further scrutiny.

USTR Communications Regarding Brazilian Assistance for Trump in U.S. Elections

October 23, 2020
Records from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in response to American Oversight's request for communications about Donald Trump's request for election assistance from Brazil using ethanol tariffs.

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.

USTR Emails with Sen. Mitch McConnell’s Office

October 15, 2020
Email communications from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in response to American Oversight's request for communications between top agency officials and representatives of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's senate or campaign staff.

USTR Email Communications with Kentucky Businesses

October 5, 2020
The Office of the United States Trade Representative produced emails in response to American Oversight's request for communications between top officials and Kentucky-based businesses.

News Roundup: White Nationalism, Voter Suppression, and Trump’s Taxes

October 1, 2020
We’ve known about the administration’s cozy relationship with white nationalists, and that fear-mongering over “voter fraud” was a deterrent to voting. But this week’s news still drove those points home.

No Records Response from DOL Regarding Communications with Industry Groups

September 29, 2020
The Department of Labor stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for communications with industry groups, some of which had lobbied against worker protections against coronavirus.

Records from Commerce Regarding Consultation with DOD on Steel Tariffs

September 28, 2020
Records from Department of Commerce in response to American Oversight's request for Commerce’s Office of the Secretary and the Department of Defense in particular an assistant secretary of defense on steel tariffs, referenced in a reported White House meeting on June 8, 2017. These records include documents about a consultation with Department of Defense on steel tariffs.

Commerce Records Regarding Specific Tariffs and Trade

September 28, 2020
Records from Department of Commerce in response to American Oversight's request for communications related to trade and exemptions concerning specific foreign countries.

No Records Response from Commerce Regarding Communications with Breitbart

September 28, 2020
The Department of Commerce stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for records reflecting communications with Breitbart.