Talking Points on Government shutdown

Paul Gottinger filed this request with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States of America .
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19-00388

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From: Paul Gottinger


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all talking points and similar memorandums, emails, and transcripts providing advice or direction on how to handle the media, media interviews, and statements used by personal employed by or working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which relates to the US government shutdown.

The time period for this search is from December 22, 2018 to the present date.

In addition to any other material, which meets the criteria of this request, please include in your responsive materials any documents, emails, or communications with the following phrases in the title or subject line:

TALKING POINTS
STMT
STATEMENT
PRESS STRATEGY

I am a career journalist with work that has appeared at The Daily Beast among other publications. I am willing to pay any reasonable expenses associated with this request, however, as the purpose of the requested disclosure is in full conformity with the statutory requirements for a waiver of fees, I formally request such a waiver.

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,

Paul Gottinger

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January 28, 2019

Request Number: 19-00388-FOIA

Dear Mr. Gottinger: This is regarding your attached Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request of January 25, 2019.

Please see the attached letter of acknowledgement.

Sincerely,
CDC/ATSDR FOIA Office
770-488-6399

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Hi Mr. Gottinger: Sorry for the dilatory response to your March 4th inquiry. Your request is in the final stages of review and, although I cannot say with absolute certainty, I hope to be able to send you your responsive records late next week or early the week of March 18th. Thanks.
Mark Harper
CDC FOIA Analyst

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March 15, 2019

Request Number: 19-00388-FOIA

Dear Mr. Gottinger: This is regarding your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request of January 25, 2019, for respective copy of any and all talking points and similar memorandums, emails, and transcripts providing advice or direction on how to handle the media, media interviews, and statements used by personal employed by or working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which relates to the US government shutdown.

Please see the attached letter.

Sincerely,
CDC/ATSDR FOIA Office
770-488-6399

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