Monday, January 28, 2008

King Makes List of Top Ten Mailers

According to the Quarterly Statement of Disbursements of the House for 2006 Congress sends mail to the tune of $20.3 million in 2006 alone.
We've all gotten the glossy full-color PR photo-op mailing from Peter King. King spent $164,156 taxpayer dollars on 733,005 pieces of junk mail to constituents.
That's alot of mailings.
To be fair, Rep. Tim Bishop from Suffolk spent $131,979 but sent out 26,000 more pieces than King.
How is Bishop getting more for less?
So much for King the fiscal watchdog.
Rep. Virginia Foxx, of North Carolina got 52,000 more pieces of mail for the same price of King's mailings.

1 comment:

3rd district voter said...

In the House, the franked mail postage allowance is based on the number of addresses in each Member’s district. Each Representative’s mail allowance is combined with allowances for office staff and official office expenses to form a Member’s
Representational Allowance (MRA). Members may spend any portion of their MRA on franked mail, subject to law and House regulations. Within the limits of their MRA,
House Members are not restricted as to the total amount they may spend on mass mailings.

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RS22771.pdf