How would you address two U.S. senators in a letter including their membership in their respective committees? They are not in one common committee. Also …. one senator is on two committees! I am especially interested how you would deal with their titles (one is a ranking member of a committee, the other is a ranking member of a subcommittee). Please provide an example. Thanks.
Only information pertinent to a letter’s content is included in an address and in the address block on the letter.
So writing a single letter … to two Senators … on different committees … and including their different committee affiliations is not making much sense to me. Membership to committees wouldn’t be listed unless the letter’s content was to them in regard to their work on the committee.
I am thinking that if you were writing a letter on immigration, one Senator’s membership on the Agriculture committee and the other Senator’s membership on the Appropriations committee would not be pertinent.
But … perhaps the content is applicable somehow …. so …. address each as shown on on page 176 of my book in the form of a senator as a member of a committee:
The Honorable Orrin G. Hatch
The United States Senate Subcommittee on Health Care
You will need to consider precedence in the order in which to present the names in the letter block … and since the letter sound’s like an open letter rather than a letter specifically to one or the other ….. order would be by date first elected to the Senate ….
That is available at on Wikipedia.
– Robert Hickey www.formsofaddress.info