U.S. Reps. Rob Woodall (R-Ga.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) want to stop a congressional privilege that is older than the Declaration of Independence.
Today, U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (R-GA-07) and U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth (D-IL-08) introduced H.R. 1873, the "Ending Special Mail Privileges for Congress Act." This bipartisan legislation repeals a federal law, known as the franking privilege, that allows Members of Congress to use their signature in the corner of an envelope as postage. Originally adopted by the Continental Congress in 1775, the process still exists today, and enables Congressional offices to send millions of dollars' worth of mail through the USPS each year without the typical pre-payment requirement.
U.S. Representative Rob Woodall and U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) issued the following statements in support of H.R. 25 and S. 155, the FairTax Act of 2015.