That is good news. Hopefully now that the letters have reached the
DC office, things will continue to progress at a steady pace.
I am surprised that it usually takes 2-3 months for your Members of
Congress to reply to you. Senator Gregg's office always replies to
me within 2 to 3 days, if only to acknowledge receipt of my letter
and to let me know that they're dealing with it.
I'm not totally discouraged, but I think we need to keep pushing on.
In particular, if people really want to involve the media, this may
be the time. We don't want our letters to be "stale" when the media
begins asking questions of OWCP, Peace Corps, and Members of Congress.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, FourDirect@... wrote:
> Okay folks - a little good news. There was a message on my
> yesterday from my liaison at the NY office of Senator Schumer and
> that they had received the letter (Kevin's letter with my cover)
and that the
> issue was of "importance" to the senator and that she had had to
> material to the DC office. They will be looking into the matter and
> to this NY liaison and she will keep me apprised of their
> So, I am impressed. His office has been submitting my unpaid bills
> for a few years on my behalf but this is the first they seem
> actually looking into the more general issues.
> Unfortunately, I had sent the earlier draft of Kevin's letter that
> signatures and was lacking the second signature from the other NY
> in any case, they taking some action. I'll settle for that for the
> From past experience it was usually about 2-3 months before I would
> back from Senators/Congress persons so I don't think others should