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Fri Jun 8, 2012, 12:49 PM

GOP Measure Protects Lawmakers' Office Budgets After 2 Years Of Cuts [View all]

Source: Associated Press

Members of the House of Representatives voted Friday to protect their own office expense accounts from budget cuts.

The bipartisan 307-102 vote came on a $3.3 billion measure funding congressional operations.

Republicans controlling the House have been trying to cut domestic agency budgets by about 5 percent. But when it came to their own staff, travel and office expenses, GOP leaders opted to freeze their $574 million budget after two years of cuts.

The funding bill includes a 1 percent cut that comes chiefly from cutting back on repairs to the iconic Capitol dome, which dates to the Civil War.

Read more: http://www.kbnd.com/kbnd-news/national-news-stories/754ba63694f779d0e6bd8acdc6427baf

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