Republicans continue 'census mailings' despite law
The Republican National Committee believes that a new round of mailings which use the word "Census" does not violate a new law banning such deliveries.
The mailings appear to violate a law signed by President Obama on April 7 that passed with bipartisan support in both chambers. The law requires mailings with an envelope marked “Census” to state clearly the sender's return address and provide a disclaimer that the mailing is not from the federal government.
But the RNC will keep sending such mailings regardless of the new law, according to committee spokesman Doug Heye.
"In reviewing the new law, our legal department determined such mailings are not covered. Therefore, they will continue," Heye said in an e-mail. He would not elaborate on the legal determination.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), who authored the bill, sounded incensed.
“What is with these guys?" she said in a statement. "Congress passes a law in record time, with unanimous bipartisan support in both houses, to reduce confusion about the real Census. But there they go again, trying to make a partisan buck on the Census!"
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service has been asked by Nebraska Democrats to weigh in on the matter. Under the old law, postal inspectors deemed such mailings legal.
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