Political appointee - list and resumes (Export-Import Bank of the United States)

Nick Surgey filed this request with the Export-Import Bank of the United States of the United States of America.
Tracking # 201700090F
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From: Nick Surgey

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. A list of any and all political appointments at the agency appointed from January 20, 2017 until the date of your final response to this request.

2. Copies of resumes for any and all political appointees hired since January 20, 2017 until the date of your final response to this request. These records are likely in the possession of the Designated Agency Ethics Official (DAEO).

Please provide these records as available on a rolling basis.

This request is being filed jointly by Nick Surgey of the Center for Media and Democracy, and Lee Fang of the Intercept/First Look Media.

The Center for Media and Democracy is entitled to a fee waiver because it is a news media organization, and because this request for records concerns activities or operations of the government. Disclosure of the requested records will likely increase public understanding of government operations since CMD has the ability and the intention, through the means described below, to effectively convey information contained within the requested records to a broad public audience. Founded in 1993, CMD’s investigative research and reporting has appeared in local and national publications such as the New York Times, the Guardian, and the Washington Post. CMD documents key facts in order to reveal the impact of policies on ordinary people, and has received various awards for its investigative reporting. In addition to using the information from this FOIA request to generate news stories, CMD would distribute information obtained and inform the public at large through various online platforms. CMD publishes information and investigative findings on a near daily basis through CMD’s reporting websites, PRWatch and ExposedbyCMD.

The Intercept is a publication of First Look Media. Launched in 2013, First Look Media is a multi-platform media company devoted to supporting independent voices, from fearless investigative journalism and documentary filmmaking to arts, culture, media and entertainment. First Look Media produces and distributes content in a wide range of forms including feature films, short-form video, podcasts, interactive media and long-form journalism, for its own digital properties and with partners. The Intercept, which covers a range of issues, including political corruption, civil liberties, and mass surveillance, has won a number of journalism awards – including the prestigious National Magazine Award.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, 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,

Nick Surgey

From: Lennell Jackson

Dear Mr. Surgey:

This E-mail acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), which we received in our FOIA office via E-mail on June 27, 2017. We have designated your inquiry as FOIA Request # 201700090F. You requested the following records:

1. "A list of any and all political appointments at the agency appointed from January 20, 2017 until the date of your final response to this request.

2. Copies of resumes for any and all political appointees hired since January 20, 2017 until the date of your final response to this request. These records are likely in the possession of the Designated Agency Ethics Official (DAEO)."
Provisions of the FOIA Act allow us to recover the cost of complying with your request. We shall charge you for records in accordance with the Export Import Bank's FOIA regulations as they apply to the media requester category. As a media requester you will be charged 10-cents a page for duplication; the first 100 pages are free.

Please note that we are considering your request for a fee waiver and will provide a response once a determination has been made.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss reformulation or an alternative time frame for the processing of your request, you may contact our FOIA Public Liaison at (202) 565-3290. Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001; e-mail at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769.

If you have any questions about this request, please feel free to contact.

Sincerely,

Lennell C. Jackson
FOIA Public Liaison
Export-Import Bank of the United States
(202) 565-3290
lennell.jackson@exim.gov<mailto:lennell.jackson@exim.gov>

From: Lennell Jackson

Dear Mr. Surgey:

This e-mail is in regards to your FOIA request to the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank). The status of your request is as follows:

We have conducted the initial review and have submitted the documents to our Legal Division to conduct their review and approval process. We estimate it will take two weeks for our Legal Division to conduct their review and approval process. Once our Legal Division has reviewed and approved the information for release, we will provide the final response to your request.

Please let me know if you have any additional concerns, regarding this matter. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Lennell C. Jackson
FOIA Public Liaison
Export-Import Bank of the United States
(202) 565-3290
lennell.jackson@exim.gov<mailto:lennell.jackson@exim.gov>

From: Lennell Jackson

Dear Mr. Surgey:

Attached is the final response to your Freedom of Information Act Request 20170090F, from the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank).

If you have any questions about this request, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Lennell C. Jackson
FOIA Public Liaison
Export-Import Bank of the United States
(202) 565-3290
lennell.jackson@exim.gov<mailto:lennell.jackson@exim.gov>

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