Written statements made by Richard M. Bowen III to the FCIC

B.T. filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.


From: Brad Threatt

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All written documents or statements, including preliminary drafts, submitted by Richard M. Bowen III to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.

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.


Brad Threatt

From: Legislative Archives

Dear Mr. Threatt:

This is in response to your email of Sept. 22, 2013, requesting, under the
provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), access to records
relating to Richard M. Bowen III from the records of the Financial Crisis
Inquiry Commission (FCIC). As a legislative branch commission, the
materials are not subject to the FOIA. Pursuant to 36 C.F.R. §1250.6 (c),
“FOIA applies only to the records of the executive branch of the Federal
government and certain Presidential records.”

The FCIC established a closure period of five years (until 2016) for its
unpublished records. The National Archives will not make any of the FCIC's
unpublished records available before the end of that closure period.

Because these records are not subject to the FOIA, we do not consider this
a denial. If you believe this response to be a denial, you may appeal by
writing to:

Deputy Archivist (ND)

National Archives and Records Administration

College Park, Maryland 20740

Your appeal should be received within 35 calendar days of the date of this
message and it should explain why you think this response does not meet the
requirements of the FOIA.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Kristen Wilhelm

Center for Legislative Archives



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