Topic: Business and Economic Policy

New Congressional Report, Hearings Focus on Shortcomings in Fed’s Pandemic Response

September 25, 2020
Secretary Mnuchin and Fed Chair Powell testify before Congress, and the coronavirus subcommittee finds major problems with the Fed’s corporate bond purchases.

USPS Communications of Postmaster General Brennan Containing Key Terms

September 23, 2020
Records from the U.S. Postal Service in response to American Oversight's request for the communications of Postmaster General Megan Brennan containing key terms related to possible political interference. These records contain communications regarding agency loans, the USPS Board of Governors, and Covid-19.

This Week’s Covid-Related Congressional Hearings

September 22, 2020
Fed Chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are scheduled to appear on Capitol Hill this week for hearings in the House and Senate.

No Records Response from Export-Import Bank Regarding Communications with the White House About Tariffs

September 22, 2020
No Records Response from Export-Import Bank Regarding Communications with the White House About Tariffs

Covid-19 Oversight News: CDC Flip-Flops, Azar’s ‘Power Grab,’ and Vaccine Trial Plans

September 21, 2020
For the latest news on the pandemic, as well as updates on various oversight investigations, sign up for our weekly Covid-19 Oversight News email.

News Roundup: Behind the Scenes at the Postal Service

September 17, 2020
The question of what has been going on at the U.S. Postal Service has been a subject of increasing concern as the election draws nearer and as Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s leadership remains mired in controversy.

Post Office Records Reveal Emails About Treasury Takeover, Thwarted Mask Delivery Plan

September 17, 2020
American Oversight obtained nearly 10,000 pages of records with new details about the U.S. Postal Service’s struggles during the early months of the pandemic.

Emails Reveal Meat Industry Influence Over Government’s Pandemic Response

September 16, 2020
As thousands of their workers were getting sick — and as companies shipped record amounts of meat overseas — meat industry executives were pleading with the USDA and even the CDC for help.

Investigations Update: DeJoy’s Calendars, Barr’s False Voting Fraud Story, and Delays in Prescription Deliveries

September 15, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into the postmaster general’s calendars, the administration’s alarmist claims about voter fraud, and the decision to put a Trump-signed letter in food aid boxes.

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.