Responses to Congressional Committees (Securities and Exchange Commission)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Securities and Exchange Commission of the United States of America.
Tracking # 13-06880-FOIA
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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of all responses sent to Congressional committees between Jan.1, 2008 and the date that this request is processed. These communications are stored together and should be easily accessible.

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,

Michael Morisy

From: Hansen, Joel

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 May 6, 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 #13-06880-FOIA.

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 May 6, 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 #13-06880-FOIA.

Thank you for your help.

From: Moody, Denise R.

Good afternoon Mr. Morisy,

We do apologize for the delay in responding to your request. Please be advised, we are still consulting with other Commission staff regarding the information that may be responsive to your request. We will advise you of our finding as soon as we receive a response.

If you have any questions, please contact me at (202) 551-8355

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 May 6, 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 #13-06880-FOIA.

Thank you for your help.

From: Moody, Denise R.

Mr. Morisy,

By e-mail dated July 5, 2013, we advised you that we were still consulting with other SEC staff concerning records that may be responsive to your request. We are writing today to inform you that we have been advised that your request, as it is currently written, is too broad for processing under the FOIA, and to suggest that you narrow its scope. For example, you may consider limiting the time frame of your request, or identifying a few Congressional committees that you’re most interested in receiving records about. If you would like to discuss these or other possible ways in which to narrow the scope of your request, please feel free to contact me at 202 551-8655.

From: Ray McInerney

Mr. Morisy:

We have been advised by other SEC staff that in order to process your FOIA request (copy attached), we will need you to provide us with the following information:

1.Which Congressional committees are you seeking the requested records for?
2.Who is/was the Chairperson of those Congressional committees during the requested timeframe?

The SEC does not maintain its Congressional correspondence records by committee. Instead, the correspondence is maintained by Congress Member. Additionally, when the SEC corresponds with a Congressional committee the communication is generally addressed to the committee Chairperson. Accordingly, if we know which committees are the subject of your request and who the Chairperson of those committees is/was, then we can search our files for records sent to the individual Congress Members in their capacity as the Chairperson for the respective committees. Please provide this information at your earliest convenience. If we do not hear from you by October 7, 2013, we will assume that you are no longer interested in pursuing your request and we will close our files on it without further notice to you. If you would like to call me to discuss this matter, you may contact me directly on 202-551-6249.

Kind regards,

Ray McInerney
FOIA Branch Chief
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Office of FOIA Services
100 F Street, NE
Room 2740, Station Place 2
Washington, DC 20549
Direct: 202-551-6249
Mobile: 202-304-6638
Email: McInerneyR@sec.gov

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