Congressional Communication re: (HHS)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services of the United States of America.
Tracking #

14-0280; 112620137023



From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All congressional communication concerning sent or received in October or November of 2013.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Jason Smathers


Received On: 11/25/2013

Request Number : 14-0280

This acknowledges your Freedom of Information Act request received in this Office on the above date. We have asked the appropriate action Office(s) to send the requested records to us for review.

Your request has been assigned a case number based on the date of its receipt in this office and is being processed as expeditiously as possible. Pursuant to Departmental regulations, 43 CFR Part 5 Subpart D, charges can be made if applicable. The actual processing time will depend on the complexity of your request and whether sensitive records, voluminous records, extensive search, and/or consultation with other HHS components or other executive branch agencies are involved. These agencies will provide a direct response to you. There may be a charge for those records and, in some cases, the charges may be substantial.

You may contact this office by phone at (202) 690-7453, at any time concerning your request. When making an inquiry, we request that you please refer to the FOIA Request Number above.

Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts Division
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs
330 C Street, S.W.
Switzer Building, Room 2206
Washington, DC 20201

From: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Daley, Garfield (HHS/ASPA)

Hello. Attached are the response letter and responsive records to your FOIA request.

Garfield Daley
Acting FOIA Director
Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs (ASPA)
Office of Secretary (OS)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Switzer Bldg, Room 2208
Phone: (202) 690-8055
Fax: (202) 690-8320<>