|Foxx again under fire for bulk mail|
|Thursday, 27 December 2007 20:44|
The Associated Press reports U.S. House members spent
$20.3 million in tax money last year to send mail to constituents.
Local Republican representative Virginia Foxx was, once again, among the most frequent mailers. Foxx sent over 785,000 pieces of mail at a cost of almost $165,000, the Associated Press reports. That puts her sixth among U.S. House members for most pieces of mass mail sent.
It’s not the first time Foxx has been criticized for her mass mailings. In a June Winston Salem Journal article, Foxx was reported to have sent more than 1.6 million pieces of mail, totaling 326,642 during the previous session of congress. Foxx defended her choice to devote such funds to bulk mailings to Aisling Broadcasting over the summer, saying it’s how she communicates with her constituents.
All mailings are approved by a non-partisan group in Congress, Foxx said.
Mass mailings include information on bills being passed, Foxx’s stance on the issues, and surveys, she said.
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