How to Submit an Online Franking Request

The Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards (Franking Commission) will only accept new Advisory Opinion requests that are submitted through the online portal hosted on the House network. This resource will give Member and Committee offices the ability to submit new requests, track the status of existing requests, verify requests for final approval, and access Advisory Opinions for records and reimbursements.

Paper-copy Advisory Opinion requests to the Franking Commission are no longer accepted.

The Online Portal is located here:

The staff contact should be notified by email within 3 business days as to whether the request has been deemed Frankable or if revisions need to be made.

Note: All revisions must be submitted and reprocessed before you can distribute the communication

Once you receive your Preliminary Approval from the Commission, you may distribute your communication.

Final Approval (Receipt of your Advisory Opinion and Public Disclosure):

An office must finalize all requests submitted to the Franking Commission. Once an office has distributed the mailing or communication, they must verify what they sent out was what the Franking Commission approved. Upon said verification, an Advisory Opinion will be generated for the purposes of reimbursement, and the request will be made available for public review at the Legislative Resource Center.