Topic: Government Spending

FOIA to State Seeking Records Related to Any Office Renovations by Ambassador Lana Marks

May 5, 2020
FOIA to the Department of State seeking records reflecting actual or projected costs for any office renovations by Ambassador to South Africa Lana Marks

Records Request to South Dakota Governor Seeking Assessments Regarding Airplane Purchase

March 1, 2020
Records request to the South Dakota Governor seeking assessments regarding any requests to purchase an airplane, in light of reports that Gov. Kristi Noem requested funds for a new executive branch airplane.

FOIA to HHS and CMS Seeking CMS Administrator Verma’s Reimbursements

January 29, 2020
FOIA request to the HHS and CMS seeking CMS Administrator Seema Verma’s reimbursement requests in light of reports that she filed a $47,000 reimbursement claim for lost property, including $43,065 for stolen jewelry, with HHS

FOIA Request to TVA Seeking Travel Expenditures Records

January 22, 2020
FOIA request to the Tennessee Valley Authority seeking records showing executive travel expenditures.

FOIA to State Department Seeking Renovation Expenses for Ambassadors

December 20, 2019
FOIA to the Department of State seeking records regarding renovations or redecoration of any part of the offices or residences of select ambassadors.

FEMA Records Related to Office Renovations

December 9, 2019
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) records related to office renovations for political appointees, including receipts and email communications regarding expenses.

Florida House of Representatives Records of ALEC Conference Reimbursements

November 13, 2019
Records from the Florida House of Representatives reflecting reimbursements for attending the 46th American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Annual Meeting, held August 14-16, 2019 in Austin, Texas.

NRR from DOT Regarding Records of Reimbursements During the Government Shutdown

September 27, 2019
The Department of Transportation (DOT) stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for reimbursements given to appointees for expenses such as payments associated with travel, housing, the cost of government transportation, airfare, lodging, meals, per diem payments, rental vehicles, overtime payments, or any payments made via government-issued charge cards or travel during the 35-day government shutdown.

FOIA to USCIS for Cuccinelli Transportation and Office Renovation Expenses

August 8, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for records of expenses incurred by Director Kenneth T. Cuccinelli.

ED Records of Reimbursements During the Government Shutdown

June 24, 2019
Records from the Department of Education regarding reimbursements given to appointees for expenses such as payments associated with travel, airfare, lodging, meals, or any payments made via government-issued charge cards or travel during the 35-day government shutdown which began in December 2018.