Topic: Business and Economic Policy

FOIA to USPS Seeking Communications with Oshkosh and Lobbyists

May 19, 2021
FOIA to the U.S. Postal Service seeking communication with industrial company Oshkosh Corporation and its lobbyists regarding a contract to develop electric and fuel-efficient delivery vehicles.

New Records Further Highlight Trump’s Role in Withholding Ukraine Aid

May 18, 2021
Despite Trump’s partisan acquittal in the Senate, American Oversight’s investigations continue to show his direct involvement in halting aid to Ukraine — the subject of his first impeachment.

Inside Newt Gingrich’s 5G Pitch to the FCC

May 17, 2021
Records obtained by American Oversight through FOIA requests show how the former House speaker and Trump campaign adviser pushed for a 5G vision that aligned with the business interests of Rivada Networks.
L to R: Newt Gingrich and Ajit Pai.

FOIA to OGE Seeking Communications with Trump DOT Officials

May 11, 2021
FOIA request to the Office of Government Ethics seeking communications with high-ranking officials at the Department of Transportation during the Trump administration.

FOIA to DOT Inspector General Seeking Communications with Trump OGE Officials

May 11, 2021
FOIA request to the Department of Transportation's Office of the Inspector General seeking communications with high-ranking officials at the Office of Government Ethics during the Trump administration.

Commerce Emails about Secretary Ross’s Navigator Shipping Holdings

April 26, 2021
Department of Commerce emails about Secretary Wilbur Ross's holdings in Navigator Shipping and parent company Invesco. American Oversight sought these records because there have been questions about whether Ross fully divested from the company according to his ethics agreement.

Records Request to Texas Governor’s Office for Communications with Texas Businesses Amid Push to Restrict Voting Access

April 22, 2021
Records request to the Texas Governor's Office seeking communications with prominent Texas-based businesses from January to mid-April 2021. During this time, several state lawmakers pushed numerous voting restriction proposals.

Records Request to Arizona Governor’s Office for Communications with Arizona Businesses Amid Push to Restrict Voting Access

April 22, 2021
Records request to the Arizona Governor's Office seeking communications with prominent Arizona-based businesses from January to mid-April 2021. During this time, several state lawmakers pushed numerous voting restriction proposals.

Records Request to Florida Governor’s Office for Communications with Florida Businesses Amid Push to Restrict Voting Access

April 22, 2021
Records request to the Florida Governor's Office seeking communications with prominent Florida-based businesses from January to mid-April 2021. During this time, several state lawmakers pushed numerous voting restriction proposals.

Records Request to Georgia Governor’s Office for Communications with Georgia Businesses Amid Push to Restrict Voting Access

April 22, 2021
Records request to the Georgia Governor's Office seeking communications with prominent Georgia-based businesses from January to mid-April 2021. During this time, several state lawmakers pushed numerous voting restriction proposals.