Multi-millionaire GOP Congressman David Trott illegally exploits free mail privileges to save a few thousand dollars
As part of the Code of Laws of the United States of America – 39 U.S.C. § 3210(3)(a) to be specific – “It is the policy of the Congress that the privilege of sending mail as franked mail shall be established under this section in order to assist and expedite the conduct of the official business, activities, and duties of the Congress of the United States.”
Basically this means that members of Congress get to send mail to their constituents free. However, section 3210(5)(c) prohibits franked mail that “specifically solicits political support for the sender”.
This is a commonly abused law and many members of Congress go months, even a year between sending their constituents mail.…Read more ›