White House and Department of Justice Memos
- April 15, 2009 White House memo
- 1993 Department of Justice memo
- January 28, 1992 Department of Justice memo
- September 1, 1988 Department of Justice memo
May 20, 2014
FOIA request to EPA regarding:
- All documents and communications between and among employees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and employees of the Executive Office of the President, including, but not limited to, the White House Office and the Office of Management and Budget, referring or relating to congressional requests for information. The relevant time period for this request is April 15, 2009 to May 15, 2014.
- All documents produced to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in response to their November 7, 2013 subpoena served upon EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.
In 2013, Cause of Action sent 20 FOIA requests to various agencies regarding the review of agency records by the Office of White House Counsel.
|Agency||Request Date||Final Response||Response Time*||Documents|
|NARA||11/26/2013||12/9/2013||8||No responsive docs|
|NASA||11/26/2013||12/24/2013||19||No responsive docs|
|SBA||11/26/2013||2/21/2014||58||No responsive docs|
|Treasury (IRS)**||5/29/2013||Response Pending||363|
*As of November 6, 2014
** Government shutdown ran October 1 through October 16, 2013 (10 business days) which is subtracted from pending days.
March 27, 2014: FOIA Appeal to USDA
April 2, 2014: FOIA Appeal to GSA
Agency Inspectors General’s Reports on FOIA
In the wake of the DHS FOIA scandal, Senator Grassley and Congressman Issa sent a joint August 25, 2010 letter to 29 Inspectors General, asking them to investigate: (a) whether FOIA requests were given more scrutiny based upon the identity of the requester, and (b) the extent to which political appointees were systematically made aware of the requests and participate in FOIA decision-making. Cause of Action sent FOIA requests to the agencies that had not publicly posted their responses to the inquiry.
|Federal Agency||Request Date||Final Response||Response Time||Link to Report|
|DHS OIG||Publicly posted||Publicly posted||Publicly posted||Report|
|DOE OIG||Publicly posted||Publicly posted||Publicly posted||Report|
|DOT OIG||Publicly posted||Publicly posted||Publicly posted||Report|
|EPA OIG||Publicly posted||Publicly posted||Publicly posted||Report|
|NRC OIG||Publicly posted||Publicly posted||Publicly posted||Report|
|SEC OIG||Publicly posted||Publicly posted||Publicly posted||Report|
|SSA||Publicly posted||Publicly posted||Publicly posted||Report|
|State||Publicly posted||Publicly posted||Publicly posted||Report|
|Treasury IG||Publicly posted||Publicly posted||Publicly posted||Report|
|CIA OIG||5/30/2013||Failed to fulfill request|