So, a few minutes later, a swift response from to my reply. From the IMA robot:
The e-mail address you have contacted does not accept direct email. If you have sent this message in error please disregard this reply.
If you are attempting to communicate with a Member of Congress, please visit the U.S. House of Representatives "Write Your Rep" website at http://www.house.gov/writerep.
The opportunity to respond is severly hampered when you can only send notes that are about the size of SMS messages, but the Congressional staff can reply with a position statement. Does anyone think anyone in Washington is listening to us? Is it any wonder that Lobbying is the only way to impact these people?
Of course, I will jump through the hoop, and go to the website, and fill in my information and send a snippet to the esteemed honorable representative.