Topic: Trade & Industry

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.

Commerce Calendars for Secretary Wilbur Ross from January 2017 to December 2018

November 23, 2020
Records from the Department of Commerce in response to American Oversight's request for records concerning steel tariffs and meetings with representatives of the steel industry. These records include calendars for Secretary Wilbur Ross from January 2017 to December 2018.

USDA Communications with Secretary Perdue’s Family Email Domain

October 29, 2020
Records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in response to American Oversight's request for Secretary Perdue’s email communications with family members working for Perdue, Inc., and Perdue email domains. American Oversight seeks these records to shed light on Secretary Perdue’s actions and communications during his tenure as Secretary of Agriculture.

Open Questions About Trump Administration Policies

October 29, 2020
The tragically botched pandemic response and devastating practice of separating immigrant families are just some of the Trump administration’s actions that bear further scrutiny.

USTR Communications Regarding Brazilian Assistance for Trump in U.S. Elections

October 23, 2020
Records from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in response to American Oversight's request for communications about Donald Trump's request for election assistance from Brazil using ethanol tariffs.

USTR Email Communications with Kentucky Businesses

October 5, 2020
The Office of the United States Trade Representative produced emails in response to American Oversight's request for communications between top officials and Kentucky-based businesses.

News Roundup: White Nationalism, Voter Suppression, and Trump’s Taxes

October 1, 2020
We’ve known about the administration’s cozy relationship with white nationalists, and that fear-mongering over “voter fraud” was a deterrent to voting. But this week’s news still drove those points home.

No Records Response from DOL Regarding Communications with Industry Groups

September 29, 2020
The Department of Labor stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for communications with industry groups, some of which had lobbied against worker protections against coronavirus.

Records from Commerce Regarding Consultation with DOD on Steel Tariffs

September 28, 2020
Records from Department of Commerce in response to American Oversight's request for Commerce’s Office of the Secretary and the Department of Defense in particular an assistant secretary of defense on steel tariffs, referenced in a reported White House meeting on June 8, 2017. These records include documents about a consultation with Department of Defense on steel tariffs.

Commerce Records Regarding Specific Tariffs and Trade

September 28, 2020
Records from Department of Commerce in response to American Oversight's request for communications related to trade and exemptions concerning specific foreign countries.