Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) issued the following statement on constituent mailing operations:
"Due to recent events surrounding the ricin mailings, there are lingering questions about the security of constituent mail and possible delays in its delivery. It is important to remember that amidst these unfortunate events, the mail screening system worked exactly the way it was intended to and everyone remained safe. Therefore, as a result of these developments, I encourage all North Carolinians to communicate with my office via our website, burr.senate.gov, or by sending mail directly to my Washington, DC office. As always, my staff will make sure that your letter gets to the appropriate person."