Topic: Influence & Access

Motion for Extension and Opposition to Motion American Oversight v Department of Education

October 27, 2017
Motion for extension filed by the Department of Education, along with American Oversight’s opposition to the request for an extension.

Status Report American Oversight v Department of Education Calendars

October 27, 2017
Status report filed by American Oversight in our lawsuit seeking the release of calendar of political appointees at the Department of Education. Education released a number of calendars to American Oversight but included a number of redactions and has failed to provide all of the information we sought.

Unexcused Absences: DeVos Calendars Show Frequent Days Off

October 27, 2017
American Oversight obtained Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' calendars from her first six months in office. Our analysis found that she took at least 11 long weekends, and she only completed a full day of work about 2/3 of the time.

Influence & Access at the Department of Education

October 27, 2017
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is frequently absent from work - and her calendars and staffing choices raise serious questions about the level of influence that the charter school and for-profit college industries may have at the department.

Questionable $300M Puerto Rico Contract for Zinke-Linked Company

October 24, 2017
American Oversight is investigating the decision to award a $300 million dollar contract to restore power in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria to a small company with potential ties to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

No Records Response From Education Regarding Gainful Employment – Congressional Communications

October 23, 2017
Department of Education no records response to our FOIA for communications between senior ED officials and Congress.