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Washington Notebook (Franking) #333748

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jul 14, 1990
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Congressional franking privilege examined; details given of program in which taxpayers pay for mailing of unsolicited material from Congressmen prior to elections. [US Postal Service Comer COPPIE - talks about processing the mail.] [Representatives Bill FRENZEL, Victor FAZIO - talk about incumbency and mailing issue.] [Direct mail consultant Earl BENDER, Common Cause Fred WERTHEIMER - comment on free mail system.] Cost of Congressional postage cited. [Representative Craig JAMES - says Congress needs right to communicate.] [FAZIO - says Congress needs to respond to incoming mail.] [FRENZEL - calls for reasonable restraint.] Frenzel's bill to restrict mailings outlined.

Schieffer, Bob

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