Topic: Congress

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.

NRR From HHS Seeking Communications Between Senior Officials

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

FOIA Request to HHS for Records, Documents, and Communication Regarding Video Advertisements against the ACA

August 17, 2017
FOIA request to the Department of Health and Human Services for all records, communications with members of Congress or Congressional staff, and decision memoranda regarding the decision to advertise against the Affordable Care Act

FOIA Request to HHS for Budget, Expenditures, and Appropriations for Advertising and Public Relations

August 17, 2017
FOIA request to the Department of Health and Human Services for all records, communications with members of Congress or Congressional staff, and decision memoranda regarding the decision to advertise against the Affordable Care Act