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Lawmakers' Mail Costs Taxpayers $20M

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Lawmakers' Mail Costs Taxpayers $20M

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Lawmakers' Mail Costs Taxpayers $20M

Lawmakers' Mail Costs Taxpayers $20M

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Members of Congress sent 116 million pieces of mail last year, costing taxpayers $20 million. In theory, lawmakers are keeping you informed. In reality, the mailings include photos and promotional pieces on the lawmaker who sent them. But some 59 lawmakers, most with long years of service, spent nothing on mass mailings.