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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 SenatorÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s office and other branches of government.