Correspondence

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DA 3.3

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Correspondence

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Congressional correspondence includes all written communications sent to or received from Members of Congress, congressional committees, staff members, individuals, and organizations whose correspondence has been forwarded by a Member of Congress for assistance in preparing a reply. Senators and representatives receive thousands of letters every month. Members use this correspondence as they make policy and budget decisions. Composed of a wide range of routine courtesy correspondence, thank-you letters, personal correspondence, and positive and negative mail. Composed of a wide range of routine courtesy correspondence, thank-you letters, personal correspondence, and positive and negative mail. Folders also contain invitations, requests for pictures and appearances, campaign congratulations, get well cards, holiday cards, correspondence, between the Senator’s office and other branches of government.

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