[USC02] 39 USC 3219: Mailgrams
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39 USC 3219: Mailgrams Text contains those laws in effect on May 25, 2020

§3219. Mailgrams

Any Mailgram sent by the Vice President, a Member of or Member-elect to Congress, the Secretary of the Senate, the Sergeant at Arms of the Senate, an elected officer of the House of Representatives (other than a Member of the House), the Legislative Counsel of the House of Representatives or the Senate, the Law Revision Counsel of the House of Representatives, or the Senate Legal Counsel, and then delivered by the Postal Service, shall be considered as franked mail, subject to section 3216(a)(2) of this title, if such Mailgram contains matter of the kind authorized to be sent by that official as franked mail under section 3210 of this title.

(Added Pub. L. 93–191, §12(a), Dec. 18, 1973, 87 Stat. 746 ; amended Pub. L. 95–521, title VII, §714(c), Oct. 26, 1978, 92 Stat. 1884 ; Pub. L. 97–263, §1(4), Sept. 24, 1982, 96 Stat. 1132 .)


1982-Pub. L. 97–263 inserted reference to Law Revision Counsel of House of Representatives.

1978-Pub. L. 95–521 inserted reference to Senate Legal Counsel.

Effective Date of 1978 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 95–521 effective Jan. 3, 1979, see section 717 of Pub. L. 95–521, set out as an Effective Date note under section 288 of Title 2, The Congress.

Effective Date

Section effective Dec. 18, 1973, see section 14 of Pub. L. 93–191, set out as an Effective Date of 1976 Amendment note under section 3210 of this title.