U.S. House members spent $20.3 million in tax money last year to send mail to constituents.
And North Carolina Representative Virginia Foxx was among the most frequent mailers. Foxx sent more than 785,000 pieces of mail at a cost of nearly $165,000. That placed the Republican sixth among U.S. House members for most pieces of mass mail sent.
An Associated Press review of public records shows House members sent nearly 116 million pieces of mail. Those mailings often include glossy productions filled with flattering photos and lists of the latest roads and bridges the lawmaker has brought home to the district.
South Carolina Representative Henry Brown had the most pieces of mass mailings and was among the highest spenders.
The four-term Republican sent more than 1.25 million pieces of mass mail at a cost of more than $170,000.