CEI’s FOIA to Treasury on Auto Bailout

Full Response Available in PDF

Documents released by the U.S. Treasury Department indicate that General Motors and the Obama Administration coordinated PR strategy regarding GM’s much criticized ad campaign in 2010, in which the car maker misleadingly claimed to have repaid all its government loans. In May 2010, CEI filed a deceptive advertising complaint with the FTC, and GM shortly thereafter stopped running the ads. CEI also filed a Freedom of Information request with Treasury for documents on the ad campaign.

Read more in this CEI press release