Congress: Scandal in The Mailroom

Scandal in The Mailroom

Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night, it seems, will keep the House of Representatives away from scandal. Only last October came embarrassing revelations that some lawmakers had written rubber checks totaling more than $100,000 at the House bank and had tallied $300,000 in free meals at House restaurants. Last month the House named a six-member bipartisan task force to look into a new imbroglio at the House post office.

The facility has more than 100 employees, hired and supervised by the lawmakers. As of mid-February, four employees had been charged in U.S. District Court with selling cocaine, kiting checks...