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House Passes New Bill Banning RNC 'Census' Mailer Once And For All

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"Republicans and Democrats, we are united in our efforts to stop the RNC from using Census mailings for political gain and to fundraise for the RNC," Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) said a few minutes before the vote.

"We speak with one voice," Issa said. "We speak today. I suspect that they will speak by tomorrow in the Senate. And we will make sure that this cannot be allowed."

Issa said he also expects that the postal service will be granted new power within the next few hours or days that would, "without question," "allow for the holding of that mail and its destruction."

The RNC mailer bears the words "Census Document" and, in all caps, "DO NOT DESTROY/OFFICIAL DOCUMENT," on the outside of the envelope. In smaller letters, it says: "This is not a U.S. government document."

See the mailer here.