Tuesday, December 29, 2009

McCain Prompts Postal Service To Cut Congressional Stamp Albums

Bill McAllister, Washington correspondent for Linn's Stamp News, reports in the Jan. 11 edition that the United States Postal Service will no longer give presentation albums to members of Congress.

According to Bill, Senator John McCain wrote a letter to Postmaster Jack Potter saying that he found the practice of giving personally engraved albums "irresponsible" after having received a blue presentation album with the Kelp Forest minature sheet and his name stamped in gold.

McCain's letter reads in part, "Until the Postal Service no longer owes the American taxpayers millions of dollars, I request you refrain from spending limited Postal Service resources on unnecessary items such as engraved albums showcasing commemoratives [sic] stamps for members of Congress and instead focus on moving the Postal Service to fiscal solvency."

Shown above, the album that triggered McCain's angry response.

To view a copy of McCain's letter, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM