Topic: Consumer and Worker Protections

Emails Reveal Meat Industry Influence Over Government’s Pandemic Response

September 16, 2020
As thousands of their workers were getting sick — and as companies shipped record amounts of meat overseas — meat industry executives were pleading with the USDA and even the CDC for help.

Investigations Update: DeJoy’s Calendars, Barr’s False Voting Fraud Story, and Delays in Prescription Deliveries

September 15, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into the postmaster general’s calendars, the administration’s alarmist claims about voter fraud, and the decision to put a Trump-signed letter in food aid boxes.

DOL Communications with External Entities

September 14, 2020
Department of Labor records in response American Oversight's request for email communications between top officials at the Department of Labor and external entities.

Covid-19 Oversight News: Scientific Integrity Concerns and Anti-Immigration Opportunism

September 14, 2020
For the latest news on the pandemic, as well as updates on various oversight investigations, sign up for our weekly Covid-19 Oversight News email.

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.