Tom Reed for Congress Letter

Vaughn Golden filed this request with the Federal Election Commission of the United States of America.


From: Vaughn Golden

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A letter sent from the FEC to the campaign committee Tom Reed for Congress dated March 21, 2019. The letter is referenced in this FEC filing ( dated April 22, 2019. The original correspondence may correspond to the identification number C00464032.

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.


Vaughn Golden

From: Federal Election Commission

May 30, 2019


Re: Your Freedom of Information Act Request to the Federal Election Commission FOIA (2019-071)

Dear Mr. Golden,

This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated May 30, 2019. Specifically, you requested the following:

"A letter sent from the FEC to the campaign committee Tom Reed for Congress dated March 21, 2019."

We received your request on May 30, 2019.

We will soon be initiating our search for records responsive to your request. If we determine that you have requested a voluminous amount of records that require extensive searching and examination, we will contact you to discuss your willingness to modify your request.

Any questions regarding the status of this request should be directed to our office at or 202-694-1650. Please cite the following unique tracking number in all future correspondence regarding this matter: FOIA Request 2019-071.

Thank you for contacting the Federal Election Commission.


Christopher Mealy
FEC FOIA Requester Service Center

From: Federal Election Commission

Dear Mr. Golden,

This email is in response to the request you filed for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) dated and received by the Federal Election Commission's (FEC) FOIA Requester Service Center on May 30, 2019. Specifically, you requested:
A letter sent from the FEC to the campaign committee Tom Reed for Congress dated March 21, 2019.
We have searched our records and determined that any records responsive to your request are already publicly available on the FEC's website. You can access this information at the following link:

The FOIA Requester Service Center generally refers requests for publicly available documents to the FEC Public Records Branch. We encourage you to contact the Public Records Branch for assistance in locating and retrieving the requested information from the FEC's website. The Public Records Branch is located at 1050 First Street, NE, Washington, DC and may be contacted directly at (202) 694-1120 or<>. Therefore, we are granting your request and referring you to our Public Records Branch for any further assistance.

You may contact our Acting FOIA Public Liaison, Robert M. Kahn, at (202) 694-1650 for any further assistance and to discuss any aspect of your request. Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001, e-mail at<>; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769.

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Chase Dean
FOIA Service Center