Freedom of Information Request Marvin McGraw via media release mentioned a letter sent to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) asked for clarification and guidance to the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

FAQ#: 28 published 1-4-2019

Date 8-29-2018

Request documents related to the following topic.

On Aug. 16, 2018 Mr. Marvin McGraw released a media release that mentioned a letter that was sent to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) asking for further clarification and guidance to the new language passed in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. 
The formal common name is: "Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018"
The House Bill is: H.R. 1892
The Public Law is: 115-123

I have searched the OCD-DRU media releases and do not find any letter or email made public regarding what was stated in the press release.

CONTACT Marvin McGraw

"The program continues to closely track all legislation related to a potential change in how SBA loans are considered a DOB and awaits further clarification and guidance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to understand how new language passed in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 in February, or more recent legislation, may affect the program."
Press Release:



>>> Response by State of Louisiana DOA OCD-DRU <<<
Date 8-30-2018

This is to acknowledge your e-mail submission of August 29, 2018, below.  Please note that that the Louisiana Public Record Law allows for requests of existing documents and not generally for submission of questions, discussions, requests for research, or creation of documents.  Also, it is important to state as succinctly as possible the documents which you are requesting to avoid ambiguity or confusion.   If your submission contains any questions, comments,  assertions, or characterizations, this communication is not to be deemed a response or concurrence with same.  Your e-mail below is being interpreted as a request a letter mentioned in a press release dated August 16, 2018.   

A review of the press release referenced by you below indicates that there was no mention of a letter, so as drafted there is no document responsive to your request.

However, you can find a letter dated April 3, 2018 from Governor Edwards to Secretary Carson at the following link on the Restore Louisiana Task Force website: which discusses the impact of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.

>>> NOTE: a similar email was sent to Mr. Marvin McGraw with no response. <<<

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