Bi-Partisan Coalition Led by Joe Walsh ‘Saves Christmas’

-By Cal Skinner

That’s how the Daily Caller puts it:

“It’s official: Congressmen Joe Walsh, an Illinois Republican, and Mike Ross, an Arkansas Democrat, have saved Christmas.”

Put in place in 1974, the House Rules prohibit the use of “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Hanukkah” on mail authorized by a Congressman’s signature or “frank.”

When Walsh found out about the prohibition, he, Congressman Mike Ross and sixty-some others signed a letter of protest.

The Franking Committee, headed by Illinois Congressman Aaron Shock, backed down under the pressure from Walsh and other Federal House members…

Read the rest at McHenry County Blog.

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