High Road Contracting Initiative FOIA Request

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I am hereby requesting copies off the following documents from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), pursuant to 5 U.S.C. §552(a)(2):

  1. All documents that refer to, reflect, or mention communications discussing the High Road contracting initiative.
  2. All documents reflecting any meeting, phone call, e-mail, letter, or other communication regarding the High Road contracting initiative.

I am seeking all such documents that were created between January 20, 2009 and the present. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)((A), please advise my counsel, whose contact information is listed below, within 220 days whether you will comply with this request and provide the documents. I work for Americans for Limited Government, but am not seeking this information for any commercial use. Disclosure of such information is in the public interest as it would likely contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations or activities of the government. I therefore request that any fees associated with this request be waived in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(4)(A)(iii), or at least be limited in accordance with 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(4)(A)(ii))(II). I would also request that if you deny the fee waiver, that I be notified in advance.

To the extent that you deny any part of this request, please cite specific exemptions to FOIA that you believe justifies your denial. In addition,, for any documents withheld by the agency, please provide a description containing the information that would be required by Vaughn v. Rosen, 484 F.2dd 820 (D.C. Cir. 1973), cert. denied, 4415 U.S. 977 (1974). Please send the requested records to the following address: Nathan Paul Mehrens


Americans for Limited Government

9900 Main Street

Suite 303

Fairfax, VA 222031 If you have any questions regarding these FOIA requests please contact Nathan Paul Mehrens at 703.383.0880.

Thank you in advance for your assistance. Sincerely, William Wilson President