Faith Based Czar Communication (USDA)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the U.S. Department Of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary of the United States of America.
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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 records of communication between your agency and the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships including but not limited to emails, letters or other communication to and from Joshua DuBois or any member of his staff.

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
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Daytime: (617) 299-1832
For mailed responses, please address:
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Somerville, MA 02143

From: Jason Smathers


The FOIA request below was submitted in January 2011, but according to our records never completed. Please advise?

Please note the change in MuckRock's address:

MuckRock News
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Thank you.


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 2, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.


Good Morning,

Your status inquiry has been received by the USDA FOIA Service Center. Please provide a FOIA case number so that we can retrieve information pertaining to your FOIA request to the USDA.

Thank You,

The USDA FOIA Service Center

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<em>Note: this request was accidentally sent to USAID in 2011, rather than USDA</em>


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