Topic: Business and Economic Policy

FOIA Request to CDC Seeking Communications with Meat Industry Representatives

February 24, 2021
FOIA request to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seeking communications between former top agency officials and representatives of meat-processing companies or trade associations.

FOIA Request to USDA Seeking Assessments Regarding New Poultry Inspection System

February 17, 2021
FOIA records request to the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking communications sent by former top agency officials containing key terms regarding a new poultry inspection system, including a proposed rules change allowing an increase in eviscerator line speeds at poultry processing plants.

FOIA Request to USDA Seeking Communications Regarding New Poultry Inspection System

February 17, 2021
FOIA records request to the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking communications sent by former top agency officials containing key terms regarding a new poultry inspection system, including a proposed rules change allowing an increase in eviscerator line speeds at poultry processing plants.

USDA Communications with Protein Industry Groups

February 16, 2021
Records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in response to American Oversight's request for officials' communications with protein industry groups, such as Smithfield Foods. This initial request also sought communications with state government officials with Covid-19 outbreaks in their jurisdictions.

CFPB Calendars and Emails Reflecting Eric Blankenstein’s Communications with Large Financial Institutions

February 9, 2021
Records from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in response to American Oversight's request for communications between CFPB official Eric Blankenstein and large consumer-facing banks. These records include emails and calendar entries.

Where Did the Money Go? A Summary of Findings from CARES Act Investigations

February 4, 2021
Numerous reports from watchdogs, Congress, and news outlets have exposed serious issues with how relief funding from the 2020 CARES Act was spent. Here’s a list.

News Roundup: Accountability, Not Complicity

January 29, 2021
Despite a range of executive actions meant to undo some of the worst damage, it’s clear that the previous president’s brand of destructive politics is an ongoing threat to the country.

Watchdogs to Corporate CEOs: Don’t Let Complicit Trump Officials Use Your Company to Launder Reputations

January 26, 2021
After four years of unprecedented abuses of office, those who participated in some of the Trump administration’s greatest transgressions will be looking for their next gig. Their complicity in those efforts must be scrutinized.

OMB Calendar Entries Regarding Impoundment Control Act

January 22, 2021
In response to American Oversight's request, the Office of Management and Budget produced calendar entries for top OMB officials containing references to the Impoundment Control Act of 1974.

DHS Records Reflecting Contracts with Marriott International from 2018

January 22, 2021
Records from the Department of Homeland Security reflecting contract made with the Marriott International in 2018. These records were received in response to American Oversight's request for contracts and communications with the companies Enterprise Holdings and Marriott International.