Topic: Consumer Protection

News Roundup: Thankful for FOIA

November 27, 2019
Mike Pompeo's phone calls with Rudy Giuliani, William Barr's meeting with Rupert Murdoch, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders's guest spot on Secretary Sonny Perdue's podcast.

FOIA to USDA Regarding Poultry Line Speed Waivers

November 22, 2019
FOIA to USDA seeking communications about line speed waivers for poultry plants in Georgia.

FOIA to FSIS Regarding Poultry Line Speed Waivers

November 22, 2019
FOIA to the U.S Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service seeking communications about line speed waivers for poultry plants in Georgia.

News Roundup: Ukraine-Related Documents, Hurdles for Asylum-Seekers, and Chad Wolf’s Involvement in Family Separation

November 8, 2019
The latest on impeachment and on our investigations into the administration's immigration policies.

FOIA Seeking Communications and Calendar Entries Reflecting Meeting with Debt Collection Industry Representatives

November 8, 2019
FOIA request to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau asking for all records, including communications and calendar entries, reflecting meetings between CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger, and industry representatives.

FOIA to CFPB Seeking Records Reflecting a May 2019 Meeting with Debt Collection Industry Representatives

November 8, 2019
FOIA request to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau asking for all records reflecting the content of a May 8, 2019, meeting between CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger, and industry representatives regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on debt collection practices.

FOIA to CFPB Seeking Resumes and Ethics Documents of Political Appointees

November 4, 2019
FOIA to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) seeking resumes, ethics waivers or authorizations, and recusal determinations, as well as SF-50s, for CFPB political appointees.

No Records Response from the CFPB Regarding Communications About a New Payday Lending Rule Proposal

October 10, 2019
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau stated that it had no records of communications between groups that represent the payday load industry and CFPC officials.

No Records Response from FDA Center for Tobacco Products Regarding Communications with Ballard Partners

September 25, 2019
The Center for Tobacco Products at the Food and Drug Administration stated that it had no records of communications with Ballard Partners. American Oversight filed this request following reporting indicating that this firm established its prominent position through its connections to the Trump administration.

FOIA Request to CFPB Seeking Communications with Anti-LGBTQ Groups

September 13, 2019
FOIA request to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau seeking communications between CFPB officials and anti-LGBTQ groups. American Oversight seeks these records to shed light on whether, and to what extent, outside groups influenced the proposal to narrow the scope of enforcement of certain consumer protection and anti-discrimination laws.