Topic: Consumer and Worker Protections

FOIA to CFPB Seeking Communications with Advance Financial

September 14, 2020
FOIA request to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau seeking communications between top officials and representatives of Advance Financial.

No Records Response from USDA Regarding Communications with Mountaire Farms

September 11, 2020
The United States Department of Agriculture stated it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for communications between top officials and representatives of poultry company, Mountaire Farms.

News Roundup: What Trump Knew, and What We Know

September 10, 2020
We’ve known for months that President Donald Trump has been downplaying the severity of the coronavirus. In the spring, we knew that Covid-19 wasn’t just like the seasonal flu, despite Trump’s reassurances that it was. And we’ve known that the pandemic won’t just “disappear,” no matter how many times the president insists it will.

New Reports Find Billions in CARES Act Funding Went to Companies with Histories of Misconduct

September 10, 2020
Reports from Good Jobs First and Congress highlight the importance of rigorous oversight of coronavirus relief programs.

Investigations Update: Operation Legend, Crossfire Hurricane, and the Rush for a Coronavirus Vaccine

September 1, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into the Trump administration’s politicized Operation Legend, the rush for school reopenings and a Covid-19 vaccine, and partisan FBI responses to congressional requests.

Investigations Update: Attorney General Barr’s Conduct, Airline Industry Influence, and Trump’s Suggestion to Postpone the Election

August 25, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into William Barr’s politicization of the Justice Department and industry’s influence over pandemic relief fund allocation.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Communications with Mountaire Farms

August 25, 2020
FOIA request to the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking top officials' communications with external entities, including representatives of the chicken production company Mountaire Farms.

CDC Email Communications with Smithfield Foods

August 24, 2020
Records from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in response to American Oversight's request for emails between high-ranking agency officials meat industry representatives concerning Covid-19 outbreaks in meat-processing plants. These records include email communications with representatives of Smithfield Foods.

FOIA to USCIS Seeking Analyses Underlying Work Visa Suspension

August 20, 2020
FOIA request to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services seeking records of analyses regarding the suspension of certain work visas.

FOIA to DOL Seeking Communications Containing Terms Related to Work Visa Suspension

August 20, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Labor seeking communications containing terms related to work visa suspension.