|Submitted||March 28, 2014|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
Any email correspondence between staff members from the offices of VT Sen. Patrick Leahy, VT Sen. Bernie Sanders, and VT Congressman Peter Welch and the USDA office of Rural Development since January, 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 MuckRock.com, 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.
I have attached subject FOIA response regarding your request.
Ms. Doloras Johnson
Government Information Specialist
U.S. Department of Agriculture/Rural Development
Freedom of Information, Privacy Act & Tort Claims Unit
1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Mail Stop 0742
Washington, DC 20250-0706
Tel: (202) 692-0015/Fax: (202) 692-0034
The enclosed document(s) may contain personal or privileged information and should be treated
as "For Official Use Only." Unauthorized disclosure of this information may result in CIVIL and
CRIMINAL penalties. If you are not the intended recipient or believe that you have received this
document(s) in error, do not copy, disseminate or otherwise use the information and contact
the owner/creator or your Privacy Act officer regarding the document(s).
This electronic message contains information generated by the USDA solely for the intended recipients. Any unauthorized interception of this message or the use or disclosure of the information it contains may violate the law and subject the violator to civil or criminal penalties. If you believe you have received this message in error, please notify the sender and delete the email immediately.