Shutdown communication with congress (National Park Service)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the National Park Service of the United States of America.
Tracking # OS-2014-00204
Status
Completed

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: OS, OS FOIA

Please find attached our acknowledgement of your FOIA requests.

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. You had assigned it reference number #OS-2014-00026.

Thank you for your help.

From: Zusin, Debra

Dear Mr. Smathers,

Thank you for contacting us for a status request. We are currently
searching for responsive records within the appropriate offices. Thank you
for your patience during this process and please do not hesitate to contact
us for further updates or with questions.

Sincerely,
--
Debra Zusin
FOIA Specialist
Office of the Secretary
Department of the Interior
202-565-1076

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. You had assigned it reference number #OS-2014-00026.

Thank you for your help.

From: Zusin, Debra

Dear Mr. Smathers,

This is in response to your status request on December 29, 2013 for
OS-FOIA-00026. We are still searching and collecting the records
responsive to your request for all Congressional communications referencing
the possibility or actual shutdown between September 1, 2014 and October
31, 2013.

Thank you again for your patience during this process. Please do not
hesitate to contact us for further updates or with questions.

Sincerely,
--
Debra Zusin
Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
Debra_Zusin@ios.doi.gov <Clarice_Julka@ios.doi.gov>
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 565-1076 - direct line
(202) 219-2374 - fax

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. You had assigned it reference number #OS-2014-00026.

Thank you for your help.

From: Zusin, Debra

Thank you for following up on your FOIA request, OS-2014-00026. We are
continuing to work with various offices to search and process records
responsive to your request. Please feel free to check back regarding
status.

Sincerely,

Debra Zusin
--
Debra Zusin
Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
Debra_Zusin@ios.doi.gov <Clarice_Julka@ios.doi.gov>
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 565-1076 - direct line
(202) 219-2374 - fax

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. You had assigned it reference number #OS-2014-00026.

Thank you for your help.

From: Zusin, Debra

Dear Mr. Smathers,

Thank you for contacting us for a status request. We are continuing to
search and process responsive records within the appropriate offices for
your request. Thank you for your patience during this process and please
do not hesitate to contact
us for further updates or with questions.

Sincerely,

Debra Zusin
--
Debra Zusin
Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
Debra_Zusin@ios.doi.gov <Clarice_Julka@ios.doi.gov>
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 565-1076 - direct line
(202) 219-2374 - fax

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. You had assigned it reference number #OS-2014-00026.

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. 18, 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 #OS-2014-00026.

Thank you for your help.

From: Zusin, Debra

We are continuing to process your request. Thank you for checking on the
status and please feel free to contact us again to get a progress update.
--
Debra Zusin
Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
Debra_Zusin@ios.doi.gov <Clarice_Julka@ios.doi.gov>
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 565-1076 - direct line
(202) 219-2374 - fax

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. You had assigned it reference number #OS-2014-00026.

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. 18, 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 #OS-2014-00026.

Thank you for your help.

From: Zusin, Debra

Thank you for following up regarding your FOIA request. OS FOIA is
continuing to process your request. Please feel free to check back for
updates.
--
Debra Zusin
Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
Debra_Zusin@ios.doi.gov <Clarice_Julka@ios.doi.gov>
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 565-1076 - direct line
(202) 219-2374 - fax

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. You had assigned it reference number #OS-2014-00026.

Thank you for your help.

From: National Park Service

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: National Park Service

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

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