Congress received 172 mln e-mails, 18 mln postal letters in 2004

US Congress received 200 mln e-mail and postal mail messages in 2004, four times the 50 mln total in 1995. During that period, postal mail dropped sharply, from all 50 mln a decade ago to about 18 mln in 2004. 17% of House offices and 38% of Senate offices answer all their e-mail with e-mail, the Congressional Management Foundation survey found.