Topic: Budget, Taxes & the Economy

FOIA to USDA Seeking Communications Related to the Farmers to Families Food Box Program

June 26, 2020
FOIA request to the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking sent communications containing key terms related to the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

FOIA to SEC for Emails of High-Ranking Officials Regarding a Federal Probe into Senators Loeffler and Inhofe

June 24, 2020
FOIA request to the Securities and Exchange Commission for the email communications of specific, high-ranking officials regarding a now-closed federal probe into Senators Kelly Loeffler and Jim Inhofe.

USTR Records of Communications Containing Key Words Related to Reopening

June 23, 2020
United States Trade Representative records responsive to American Oversight's request for communications containing key terms related to the coronavirus outbreak. These records include conversations concerning reopening.

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.

No Records Response from SBA Concerning Records from a Meeting with Bank Executives on March 24, 2020

June 19, 2020
The Small Business Administration stated it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for documents from a March 24, 2020, meeting with bank executives.

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 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.