Topic: Trade & Industry

BIS Records Concerning Covid-19 and the Defense Production Act

March 11, 2021
Records from the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security in response to American Oversight's request for email communications of senior leadership related to Covid-19 and the Defense Production Act. These records include relevant court documents and training presentations.

FOIA Request to USDA Seeking Communications with Meat Industry Representatives

February 24, 2021
FOIA request to the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking communications between former top agency officials and representatives of meat-processing companies or trade associations.

FOIA Request to OSHA Seeking Communications with Meat Industry Representatives

February 24, 2021
FOIA request to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration seeking communications between former top agency officials and representatives of meat-processing companies or trade associations.

FOIA Request to DOL Seeking Communications with Meat Industry Representatives

February 24, 2021
FOIA request to the Department of Labor seeking communications between former top agency officials and representatives of meat-processing companies or trade associations.

FOIA Request to CDC Seeking Communications with Meat Industry Representatives

February 24, 2021
FOIA request to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seeking communications between former top agency officials and representatives of meat-processing companies or trade associations.

FOIA Request to USDA Seeking Communications Regarding New Poultry Inspection System

February 17, 2021
FOIA records request to the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking communications sent by former top agency officials containing key terms regarding a new poultry inspection system, including a proposed rules change allowing an increase in eviscerator line speeds at poultry processing plants.

FOIA Request to USDA Seeking Assessments Regarding New Poultry Inspection System

February 17, 2021
FOIA records request to the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking communications sent by former top agency officials containing key terms regarding a new poultry inspection system, including a proposed rules change allowing an increase in eviscerator line speeds at poultry processing plants.

USDA Communications with Protein Industry Groups

February 16, 2021
Records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in response to American Oversight's request for officials' communications with protein industry groups, such as Smithfield Foods. This initial request also sought communications with state government officials with Covid-19 outbreaks in their jurisdictions.

CFPB Calendars and Emails Reflecting Eric Blankenstein’s Communications with Large Financial Institutions

February 9, 2021
Records from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in response to American Oversight's request for communications between CFPB official Eric Blankenstein and large consumer-facing banks. These records include emails and calendar entries.

Watchdogs to Corporate CEOs: Don’t Let Complicit Trump Officials Use Your Company to Launder Reputations

January 26, 2021
After four years of unprecedented abuses of office, those who participated in some of the Trump administration’s greatest transgressions will be looking for their next gig. Their complicity in those efforts must be scrutinized.