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The Nation

Seeking to halt a practice costing $100 million a year, Sen. Pete Wilson (R-Calif.) said he will introduce legislation to abolish congressional newsletters when the Senate begins debate on a supplemental appropriations bill in a few weeks. Such newsletters “all too often are nothing more than political advertisements cloaked under the false pretext of providing news to constituents” and add little to information already reported by the media, Wilson said.


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