How to Submit an Online Franking Request

Issues: Franking
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:
Instructions can be found 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)
You must finalize all requests submitted to the Franking Commission. Once your staff contact for the request receives a Preliminary Approval e-mail you must then provide the Franking Commission:
- 4 original copies of the communication as it was distributed for an Advisory Opinion (Final Approval)