Talking Points on US Government Shutdown

Paul Gottinger filed this request with the Food and Drug Administration of the United States of America.
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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 Food and Drug Administration, 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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In Reply refer to: 2019-752

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for records regarding:

SHUTDOWN TALKING POINTS 12/22/2018 - 01/20/2019

Original Subject: 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 Food and Drug Administration, 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 ...

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From: Food and Drug Administration

Good afternoon,

You request, 2019-752, is currently in the complex queue. We are required to process requests on a first in, first out basis. There are a number of requests in the queue ahead of yours. The estimated wait time is 18-20 months from the time of initial receipt.

Thank you,

Meredith J. Schlaifer, M.S., J.D.

FOIA Officer, Office of the Commissioner

Division of Freedom of Information
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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From: Food and Drug Administration

Good morning,

In response to your faxed inquiry attached, your request, 2019-752, is currently in the complex queue. We are required to process requests on a first in, first out basis. There are a number of requests in the queue ahead of yours. The estimated wait time is 18-20 months from the time of initial receipt.

Email and phone inquiries about the status of requests receive a faster response than faxed inquiries.

Thank you,

Meredith J. Schlaifer, M.S., J.D.

FOIA Officer, Office of the Commissioner

Division of Freedom of Information
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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Sarah B. Kotler, J.D.
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US FDA
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