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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Friday, December 28, 2007

House members spent $20.3 million on mailings to constituents

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. House members spent $20.3 million in tax money last year to send mail to constituents.

And North Carolina Representative Virginia Foxx was among the most frequent mailers. Foxx sent more than 785,000 pieces of mail at a cost of nearly $165,000. That placed the Republican sixth among U.S. House members for most pieces of mass mail sent.

An Associated Press review of public records shows House members sent nearly 116 million pieces of mail. Those mailings often include glossy productions filled with flattering photos and lists of the latest roads and bridges the lawmaker has brought home to the district.

South Carolina Representative Henry Brown had the most pieces of mass mailings and was among the highest spenders.

The four-term Republican sent more than 1.25 million pieces of mass mail at a cost of more than $170,000.


Anonymous Nature Boy said...

Nice to see that Rep. Foxx is using taxpayer's money to campaign for office.

Friday, December 28, 2007 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad Foxx is keeping us informed. She could spend that money any number of ways but she has decided to keep in touch with her constituents. Good job!

Saturday, December 29, 2007 11:11:00 AM  

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