Records Requests

August 13, 2020

Campaign for Accountability Releases Hundreds of Documents Related to Real Alternatives’ Maladministration of Pennsylvania State Program

Today, Campaign for Accountability released 289 internal documents obtained through records requests that illustrate a pattern of public program maladministration by the anti-abortion group Real Alternatives (RA). The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) produced the documents in response to three requests CfA submitted that asked for: all documents showing communications between RA and the DHS, all RA reporting materials for Fiscal Year 2015-2016, and all contractually-required reporting materials submitted by RA from January 1, 2019 to present.

July 30, 2020

CfA Releases Emails Showing Former EPA Chief of Staff Leaked Inspector General Report to News Outlets

CfA released emails from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealing that former chief of staff Ryan Jackson sent reporters an “OFFICIAL USE ONLY” summary of an EPA Inspector General investigation into allegations of wrongdoing at the Tar Creek Superfund site in Oklahoma. CfA obtained the emails through a FOIA lawsuit, represented by American Oversight.

June 1, 2020

HHS Emails Demonstrate Trump Admin Promotes Little-Used Fertility Awareness Method Over Effective Birth Control

CfA released communications from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revealing a top healthcare official, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs Dr. Diane Foley, repeatedly communicated with abortion opponents to promote so-called natural family planning methods over hormonal or contraceptive birth control. Ironically, Dr. Foley oversees the Title X family planning program, which is congressionally mandated to provide comprehensive family planning and affordable access to birth control.

March 6, 2019

FOIAs to HHS for Diane Foley Calendars, Communications and Obria Documents

On March 6, 2019, CfA, represented by American Oversight, filed two Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) lawsuits against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) seeking records regarding the Trump Administration’s efforts to roll back Title X funding for comprehensive family planning services. These are the original FOIA requests.

August 31, 2018

Public Records Requests to Ravalli County Commissioners

On August 31, 2018, CfA requested access to communications to, from, or between any Ravalli County Commissioner(s) regarding Wilderness Study Areas, the Our Land Our Legacy (OLOL) coalition, and commissioners’ efforts to cajole state officials into investigating Montana conservation organizations.

August 30, 2018

FOIA Request Asking HHS to Release Sec. Azar’s Communications with Former Employer Eli Lilly

On August 30, 2018, CfA filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeking communications between Sec. Alex Azar, and any representative or lobbyist for Eli Lilly and Company. Sec. Azar worked at Eli Lilly for a decade, and he has supported a proposed rule change at HHS that would greatly benefit the pharmaceutical manufacturer.

June 18, 2018

Open Records Request of Payday Lending Study Commissioned at Kennesaw State University

On June 10, 2015, Campaign for Accountability filed an open records request seeking information about a study of the payday lending industry conducted by a professor at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. CfA is investigating any connections between the payday lending industry and the author of a favorable study concerning the industry’s practices. On June 18, 2018, the Supreme Court of Georgia unanimously ruled in CfA's favor and ordered the release of the requested records.

April 5, 2018

FOIA Requests to the EPA for Tar Creek Communications

On February 16, 2018, CfA submitted two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), asking for records of communications related to the Tar Creek Superfund site in Oklahoma. On April 5, 2018, CfA, represented by American Oversight, filed a lawsuit against the EPA to compel the release of these records.

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