Topic: Government Transparency

News Roundup: The Resurgent Pandemic and Partisan Election Reviews

July 29, 2021
The Delta variant's spread across the U.S. has created a pandemic of the unvaccinated and, like many aspects of the past year and a half, one that each state is experiencing differently.

Records Reveal Private-Sector Pandemic Requests from Spring 2020

July 28, 2021
In these records, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin exchanged emails with top executives at large corporations, including General Electric and Ford.

Industry Influence at the Department of Agriculture During Pandemic

July 28, 2021
As the coronavirus spread through crowded and already dangerous meatpacking plants, companies not only sought to avoid closures but also to reduce important safety regulations. American Oversight has been investigating the meat industry's influence at federal agencies, including the Department of Agriculture, during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Records Request to Multiple Alabama State Agencies Seeking Budgetary Records Related to Open Records Requests

July 22, 2021
Open records request to multiple Alabama state agencies seeking records regarding the budget allocated to handling open records requests. This request was filed on behalf of the ACLU of Alabama.

Records Requests to Multiple Alabama State Agencies Seeking Open Records Requests Policies and Procedures

July 22, 2021
Open records request to multiple Alabama state agencies seeking policies and procedures for handling open records requests. This request was filed on behalf of the ACLU of Alabama.

Records Request to Multiple Alabama State Agencies Seeking Information About Records Requests Backlogs

July 22, 2021
Open records request to multiple Alabama state agencies seeking information about records requests backlogs, including the number and type of requests. This request was filed on behalf of the ACLU of Alabama.

Why Former Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue’s Compliance with Federal Ethics Rules Still Needs to Be Investigated

July 2, 2021
From disappearing and reappearing assets on his financial disclosures to potentially lucrative business moves, Perdue's big-dollar financial dealings still bear scrutiny.

Open Questions About the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol

June 28, 2021
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement of the creation of a select subcommittee to investigate the attack highlights a number of gaps in our understanding of the day’s events.

Covid-19 Oversight News: Slowing Vaccine Rates, New Coronavirus Variant, and Emergent BioSolutions’ Big Year

June 21, 2021
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.

News Roundup: From the Trump White House to Wisconsin

June 17, 2021
New emails released to Congress show the former president exerting pressure on Justice Department officials to support his baseless fraud claims. The lies haven't disappeared.