Murnaghan Congressional Communication (HHS)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Department of Health and Human Services of the United States of America.
Tracking # 14-0065
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Communications

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 to or from HHS where the name "Murnaghan" is included in the communication. You may limit records to those created in 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.

Sincerely,

Jason Smathers

From: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs

Received On: 10/23/2013

Request Number : 14-0065

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.

From: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs

Received On: 10/23/2013

Request Number : 14-0067

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.

From: MuckRock

Hello,

Email confirmations for multiple requests were sent to this one email inbox: so far, for 14-0065 and for 14-0067.

FOIA requests submitted via the MuckRock system each have their own unique email address to facilitate ease of tracking and followup, particularly since MuckRock has hundreds of users that submit requests to hundreds of agencies.

This is the correct inbox for the request submitted on 10/19/2013 for "All congressional communication to or from HHS where the name "Murnaghan" is included in the communication. You may limit records to those created in 2013."

Please confirm which of the tracking numbers above corresponds to this request, and resend the other acknowledgement email to the correct email inbox from which it was submitted.

Thank you very much for your help.

From: MuckRock

Hello,

Checking in again on this -- which tracking number ought to be associated with this email inbox?

Thank you.

From: OS FOIA Request (HHS\ASPA)

Yes, both requests 2014-0065EW & 2014-0067EW pertain to Murnaghan.

From: MuckRock

Hello,

Thank you for your response, and I apologize for any confusion. This is the appropriate emails for HHS's communications with members of Congress that contain the keyword "Murnaghan." Which tracking number corresponds to that particular request?

Thank you.

From: OS FOIA Request (HHS\ASPA)

2014-0065 - Requests all Congressional communication to or from HHS where the name "Murnaghan" is included in the communication from January 1, 2013 to October 20, 2013.
2014-0067 - Requests all e-mails to or from Sebelius which contain the name "Murnaghan" where the e-mail was sent in the year 2013, including all attachments from January 1, 2013 to October 20, 2013.

From: MuckRock

Hello,

Thank you for clarifying. This is the appropriate email inbox for request 2014-0065.

Thank you for your help and attention.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 19, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-0065.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 19, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-0065.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 19, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-0065.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 19, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-0065.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 19, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-0065.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 19, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-0065.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 19, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-0065.

Thank you for your help.

From: Bell, Michael (OS/ASPA)

Mr. Smathers,
I am passing along this FOIA response for Ms. Wilkinson. It is for our request # 2014-0065. Thanks.
Sincerely,
Michael Bell

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