Topic: Business and Economic Policy

Records Request to Indiana Attorney General for Communications Concerning State Investigation into Big Tech

April 14, 2021
Records request to the Office of the Indiana Attorney General seeking communications with other state attorneys general and select external groups concerning a state investigation launched in April 2021 into the business practices of big tech companies.

Complaint: American Oversight v. BEP and Treasury – Records Concerning the Harriet Tubman $20 Bill

April 9, 2021
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the U.S. Department of the Treasury seeking records, including communications, concerning decisions about the plan to redesign the $20 dollar bill with the image of Harriet Tubman.

Documents Show Far-Right Influence at Trump Commerce Department

March 30, 2021
In one email to former Secretary Ross, the head of an anti-immigration group lamented “the shift of political power” brought by immigration; other emails indicate outside efforts to place appointees at the department.

Yellen, Powell Testify About Covid-19 Stimulus, CARES Act on Capitol Hill

March 25, 2021
The hearings marked the first time Yellen, the former Fed chair, testified as Treasury secretary.

Records Show Nearly $60,000 in Staff Costs for Swing State Travel of Trump EPA and Labor Chiefs

March 15, 2021
Trips to swing states ahead of the election by former EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and former Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia cost taxpayers nearly $60,000 in staff travel and expenses.

BIS Records Concerning Covid-19 and the Defense Production Act

March 11, 2021
Records from the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security in response to American Oversight's request for email communications of senior leadership related to Covid-19 and the Defense Production Act. These records include relevant court documents and training presentations.

USDA Emails Regarding Farmers to Families Food Box Program

March 8, 2021
Records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in response to American Oversight's request for communications between top agency officials and White House advisers, including Ivanka Trump, regarding the Farmers to Food Box Program.

FOIA Request to USDA Seeking Communications with Meat Industry Representatives

February 24, 2021
FOIA request to the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking communications between former top agency officials and representatives of meat-processing companies or trade associations.

FOIA Request to OSHA Seeking Communications with Meat Industry Representatives

February 24, 2021
FOIA request to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration seeking communications between former top agency officials and representatives of meat-processing companies or trade associations.

FOIA Request to DOL Seeking Communications with Meat Industry Representatives

February 24, 2021
FOIA request to the Department of Labor seeking communications between former top agency officials and representatives of meat-processing companies or trade associations.