Topic: Congress

Letter: Call for Congressional Investigation of Ivanka Trump Personal Email Use

November 20, 2018
Letter to Congress calling for an investigation into Ivanka Trump's use of personal email and violation of the Presidential Records Act.

Uncovering the Truth About Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh

September 17, 2018
American Oversight is fighting to overcome the unprecedented opacity surrounding the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. While the Senate has rushed ahead with hearings and the Trump administration has withheld vital records, American Oversight has been working on multiple fronts to ensure that the public has the information it needs and deserves to fully vet this nomination.

Parallel Investigations Initiative: Amplifying Congressional Oversight

April 26, 2018
American Oversight is filing FOIAs and lawsuits that mirror the document requests sent by the chairs and ranking members of key congressional committees. With the House of Representatives poised to begin conducting aggressive oversight, we will be able to go to court to force the release of records sought by congressional investigators – making it very difficult for the Trump administration to duck accountability.

Sunshine Week Blog: FOIAs Will Continue Until Accountability Improves

March 16, 2018
There has been a sharp increase in the number of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and lawsuits filed against Trump administration cabinet agencies over the past 14 months - but the rising backlog is actually a sign of a much more serious problem: the breakdown of our system of checks and balances.

No Records Response From HHS Seeking Communications Between Senior Officials Regarding Health Care

February 15, 2018
No records response to FOIA seeking communications between senior HHS officials and David Rivkin, Bill Burck, Jonathan Turley, or anyone in the U.S. House of Representatives Office of General Counsel.

5 Questions for Attorney General Sessions

October 17, 2017
In advance of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony on Wednesday, October 18 before the Senate Judiciary Committee, non-partisan watchdog group American Oversight called on senators to pose the following questions to Sessions