Topic: Economy

USTR Emails Reveal Tensions, Inconsistencies in Trump Administration’s NAFTA Strategy

June 6, 2018
Emails obtained by American Oversight show that in a hasty attempt to scrap and replace NAFTA, USTR and the administration alienated stakeholders, rushed through processes for soliciting comment, and even held contradictory public positions.

DOL Records Regarding the Overtime Rule

May 1, 2018
Records from the Department of Labor's response to American Oversight's FOIA request for records pertaining to the status of the Department of Labor's Overtime Rule from January 20, 2017 onward and a log off associated FOIA requests.

Tax Reform: Uncovering the Backroom Deals

December 20, 2017
The White House and Republicans in Congress rushed through a massive overhaul of the federal tax code - but throughout the process, their talking points have not lined up with the details of the legislation. We're investigating the closed-door negotiations behind the tax bill to find out who promised what - and who will really benefit.

FOIA to Treasury Office of Secretary and Office of Legislative Affairs Regarding Tax Reform Analysis

November 30, 2017
FOIA to Treasury regarding recent reports indicate that Treasury has not conducted any analysis to support claims that the economic benefit of tax reform will outweigh the costs of the cuts themselves. Seeking guidance from the Office of Secretary and Office of Legislative Affairs regarding any reports or analysis of the economic impact of tax reform legislation that were given to outside entities, including the White House Council of Economic Advisers.

FOIA to Treasury Office of Tax Policy Seeking Records Related to Tax Reform Impact Made Available to Outside Entities

November 30, 2017
FOIA to Treasury regarding recent reports indicate that Treasury has not conducted any analysis to support claims that the economic benefit of tax reform will outweigh the costs of the cuts themselves. Seeking records from the Office of Tax Policy regarding any reports or analysis of the economic impact of tax reform legislation that have been made available to any outside entities.

New FOIAs Seek Treasury Department’s Secret Tax Bill Analyisis

November 30, 2017
American Oversight filed a set of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests on Thursday evening to force the Treasury Department to turn over records related to a purported "analysis" of the tax proposal currently being considered in Congress.

Records From DOL Regarding Ford

November 29, 2017
A production of four documents from DOL in response to two FOIA requests regarding Ford. One FOIA request regarded communications with WH, and one with outside entities. These records are a combined response to both FOIAs.

No Records Response From USTR Regarding Communications With Breitbart

November 29, 2017
No records response to our FOIA to USTR seeking communications with Breitbart regarding NAFTA.