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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:21 PM

Hey look Boehner did something right!

WASHINGTON Rep.-elect Tammy Duckworth, a double amputee from the Iraq war, said Thursday she was allowed by House Speaker John Boehner to bypass the traditional lottery for office space.

Boehner, a Republican acting on a request from Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, said the Illinois Democrat could skip the lottery and he would let the architect of the Capitol pick the best available space that could be made handicap-accessible, Duckworth said.

The result is that Duckworth will take over a first-floor office that had been occupied by departing Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Calif., in the Cannon House Office Building. Changes are being made to the restroom and other aspects of the office to make it handicap-accessible, Duckworth said.

Duckworth, a lieutenant colonel in the Army National Guard and resident of Hoffman Estates, also announced that she has won a seat on the House Armed Services Committee. She was gravely wounded in Iraq in 2004 when the Black Hawk helicopter she was piloting was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, causing the loss of her legs and severe wounds to an arm.


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-duckworths-house-office-being-made-handicapaccessible-20121220,0,987702.story

He coulda been a jerk about it.

Anyway I'm glad to have Tammy Duckworth in the House!

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:40 PM

1. This will be his last act as Speaker.........

And the first humane thing he's done since he's been Speaker...........

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:46 PM

2. Good for him. Would be pretty awful if he didn't accommodate her

But he did the right thing.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:17 PM

3. Good for him. Honestly, I'm gonna miss him if he goes. His replacement will be much worse.

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