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OCT 08, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Senate Democrats Close D.C. Offices During Shutdown While Republicans Stay Open

WASHINGTON -- Congressional offices, like federal agencies, are supposed to furlough all nonessential staff during the government shutdown. But the interpretation of this directive has varied wildly in the Senate, with some lawmakers closing all their offices and others refusing to furlough a single person, a discrepancy Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is calling unfair. According to a tally by The Huffington Post, 36 Democratic senators have closed their Washington, D.C., offices, while 18 kept them open. Only seven Republican Senate offices are closed, meanwhile, while 39 are ... Read More

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