Shutdown communication with congress (Marines)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC of the United States of America.
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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 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.

Sincerely,

Jason Smathers

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. 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Gonzalez CIV Barbara

Good Afternoon Mr. Smathers,

Your request is being processed. A response will be sent as soon as it is completed. Thanks

Sincerely,

Barbara Gonzalez
Team Lead (FOIA) (ARSF)

FOIA/PA Phone: (703) 614-4008
Direct Line: (571) 256-8636
Fax: (703) 614-6287
FOIA Email: smb.hqmc.foia@usmc.mil

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. 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Gonzalez CIV Barbara

Good Day,

I am out of the office. If you need immediate assistance please call 703-614-4008 or send an email to smb.hqmc.foia@usmc.mil .

Sincerely,

Barbara Gonzalez
Team Lead (FOIA)

From: Gonzalez CIV Barbara

Good Morning Mr. Smathers,

Your request is being processed. We will send you a response as soon as it is completed. Thanks

Sincerely,

Barbara Gonzalez
Team Lead (FOIA) (ARSF)

FOIA/PA Phone: (703) 614-4008
Direct Line: (571) 256-8636
Fax: (703) 614-6287
FOIA Email: smb.hqmc.foia@usmc.mil

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. 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Gonzalez CIV Barbara

Good Morning Mr. Smathers,

This request is in line for a final review. It will be sent to you as soon as the final review is completed. Thanks

Sincerely,

Barbara Gonzalez
Team Lead (FOIA) (ARSF)

FOIA/PA Phone: (703) 614-4008
Direct Line: (571) 256-8636
Fax: (703) 614-6287
FOIA Email: smb.hqmc.foia@usmc.mil

From: smb.hqmc.foia@usmc.mil

Your request for Fee Waiver for the FOIA request DON-USMC-2014-000203 has been
denied.
Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Request Created on:
10/18/2013
* Request Long Description:
copy of all congressional communication regarding the government shutdown

From: Jason Smathers

I am responding to today's notice received via email stating a request for fee waiver was denied.

Are you requesting some fees for this request? If so, please provide a fee estimate. How many pages do you have? I assume you already completed the search since you told me the records are in line for final review, so I suspect search fees are not an issue. Can't you just email the records and a fee waiver is a moot point since there is nothing to copy.

Please let me know.

From: SMB HQMC FOIA

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AS OF FEBRUARY 3, 2013

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From: Gonzalez CIV Barbara

Good Afternoon Mr. Smathers,

Attached please find our response to your FOIA request below. Thanks

Sincerely,

Barbara Gonzalez
Team Lead (FOIA) (ARSF)

FOIA/PA Phone: (703) 614-4008
Direct Line: (571) 256-8636
Fax: (703) 614-6287

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