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Library of Congress Summary
The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.
Establishes an Official Mail Allowance for franked mailing by Members of the House of Representatives within specified guidelines and limitations. Amends rule XLVI of the Rules of the House of Representatives to: (1) reduce from six to one the number of franked mailings per year per addressee to which a Member after December 31, 1990, is entitled; (2) reduce from six to one, after such date, the number of franked mailings per year per addressee relating solely to a notice of appearance or a scheduled itinerary of a Member; (3) require a Member, before making any mass mailing (including direct response to communications from constituents), to submit a sample or description of the mail matter involved to the House Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards for a statutory compliance advisory opinion; (4) require the Committee on House Administration to prepare and have published in the Congressional Record, semi-annually, a mass mailing report; and (5) require that a mass mailing by a Member contain a specified notice on the cover page of the document.
House Republican Conference Summary
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House Democratic Caucus Summary
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