|Submitted||Oct. 18, 2013|
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
All congressional communication in September and October of 2013 referencing the possibility of a government shutdown or the actual shutdown occurring from Oct 1-16, 2013. Please include records between 9/1/2013 and 10/31/2013 or through the date this request is processed. Please note, this is not a request for future documents, but a request to include documents generated while this request is pending the first major search for records, as the courts have allowed. Please include communication to or from any member of congress or anyone acting upon a member of congress such as their staff member. Further, please include all communication from or on behalf of congressional committees, subcommittees, etc.
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.
Attached is an official acknowledgement letter to your October 18, 2013 FOIA request. Please read over the letter and if you have any questions regarding your request feel free to contact Sharron Hawkins via e-mail at Hawkins@amtrak.com<mailto:Hawkins@amtrak.com> or via phone at 202-906-3741.
Please find attached Amtrak's response to your October 18, 2013 FOIA request.