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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

550 17th St. NW Washington DC, 20429 Legal Division

Adam J. Rappaport
Senior Counsel
CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington)
1400 Eye Street, N.W., Suite 450
Washington, D.C. 20005

By Electronic Response

FDIC FOIA/PA Log No. 10-0544 Partial Response

Dear Mr. Rappaport:

This is in response to your letter of March 22, 2010, requesting, pursuant to the Freedom
of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. §552 ("FOIA"), all correspondence between FDIC and any
member, committee, or employee of Congress related to all financial regulatory reform proposals
and suggestions, whether initiated within the FDIC or Congress, between March 1, 2008 and the
present. Your request listed 5 categories of records, including, (1) The Blueprint for a
Modernized Financial Regulatory Structure proposed in March 2008, by then –Treasury
Secretary Henry M. Paulson; (2) financial regulatory reforms proposed by President Obama and
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on June 17, 2009; (3) a group of reform bills passed by the
house Financial Services Committee from October-December 2009 that were combined into the
Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (H.R. 4173) and passed by the House on
December 11, 2009, (4) legislation proposed by Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Chairman Chris Dodd on November 11, 2009, and (5) new legislation proposed by Chairman
Dodd on March 15, 2010.

In response to your telephone inquiry of September 1, 2010, I managed to obtain


approval to make a partial release to you. Enclosed [as pdf attachments] are copies of the some
of the requested documents. The responsive categories are indicated on the names of the pdf
files. Today, we inquired of Adam of your office as to what format you would like these in, and
he advised that presently you were unavailable. We selected our normal electronic method; if
this format is not useful to you and you prefer hard copies, please call and let me or our Law
Clerk, Meghan Marcelo know, and we will resend. Her direct number is 703-562-2087.

We hope the above has been helpful to you. Please call me on 703-562-2668 if we can
be of further assistance. Meanwhile, please note I am advised, we expect to complete your
request within the next several weeks. You will be provided appeal rights as appropriate at that
time.

Sincerely,

Nicholas J. Burgess
Senior FOIA Specialist