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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:07 AM

Members of Congress –mostly male and Republican– sleep in their offices to avoid paying rent [View all]

They shower and shave in the morning at the gym. Dinners often are warmed up out of a can. And at night, they bunk down in the same cramped offices where, during the day, they conduct the nation’s business.

For about 50 members of the US Congress, the office doubles as home — at least while they’re in the capital.

With Washington embroiled in a raging debate over taxes and spending as lawmakers and the White House try to avoid plunging over the “fiscal cliff”, these members of Congress are living proof that austerity can begin at home.

They reside in their offices because they cannot bear to do anything as wasteful as rent a small apartment or stay in a hotel.

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