Topic: Consumer Protection

No Records Response from Selected ED Offices Regarding Meetings and Communications about the Borrower Defense Rule

November 2, 2018
Department of Education's Office of the Deputy Secretary and Office of Career, Technical & Adult Education said that they did not have any records relating to the Borrower Defense Rule. ED is still reviewing potential records for other offices.

FDA Records Regarding Communications Between Political Appointees and Mindy Brashears

September 12, 2018
Food and Drug Administration records regarding communications between political appointees and Mindy Brashears, prior to her appointment to the FDA. These records reflect the processing of AO's FOIA request and not any substantive records.

FOIA to CFBP Regarding Navient Influence on the Agency

September 7, 2018
FOIA to CFPB seeking communications between CFPB and any employee or representative of Navient Corporation, a student loan provider to determine whether Navient has exerted influence on CFPB in order to face unduly light penalties for its student loan servicing practices.

No Records Response From Education Regarding Online College Rules

August 30, 2018
No records response from Education's Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development and the Office of the Deputy Secretary to our request seeking communications regarding online college rules.

FOIA to FDA Regarding the Appointment of Mindy Brashears

August 10, 2018
FOIA to FDA seeking communications between USDA political appointees and Mindy Brashears in order to shed light on her appointment to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service given her ties to the industry.

FOIA to USDA Regarding the Appointment of Mindy Brashears

August 9, 2018
FOIA to USDA seeking communications between USDA political appointees and Mindy Brashears in order to shed light on her appointment to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service given her ties to the industry.

Complaint: NSLDN v. Education – Navient Student Loan Provider

August 1, 2018
American Oversight today filed a lawsuit on behalf of The National Student Legal Defense Network (NSLDN) against the Department of Education (ED) to shed light on its role in aiding Navient, a giant servicer of federal student loans, to defend an enforcement action brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in federal court.

FOIA to CFPB to Shed Light on Former Rep. Hensarling Aides Role at CFPB

May 14, 2018
FOIA seeking any records, including memos, reflecting any decision of Acting Director Mulvaney to delegate or assign any powers or duties to Kirsten Sutton Mork or Brian Johnson to shed light on their decision-making abilities on behalf of Mick Mulvaney.

FOIA Seeking Communications Related to the Borrower Defense Rule

April 27, 2018
FOIA to Education regarding protections to students who have been defrauded by schools. This FOIA is seeking all communications related to the borrower defense rule between Secretary DeVos and other senior Education appointees and outside entities.