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  •  Soon to be replaced by... (3+ / 0-)
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    Aunt Pat, captainlaser, nellgwen

    Armed tea party patriots leading WH tours.

    How is this making it tough on members of Congress? Seems like a very strange association between WH tours and Congress

    "I know the meaning of life. It doesn't help me a bit."

    by dss on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 11:13:53 AM PST

    •  Because congressional staffers have to (2+ / 0-)
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      nellgwen, yet another liberal

      deal with the people whose tours are cancelled.

      Lawmakers Gripe After White House Cancels Tours Because of Sequester

      Stopping White House tours particularly affects lawmakers because constituents go through their members to arrange them and it’s up to congressional offices, not the White House, to call constituents to inform them of the cancellation.

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      Come Saturday, staffers answering telephones around Capitol Hill will be fielding calls from frustrated constituents who endured lengthy background checks, booked tickets months in advance and, in some cases, planned their visit to Washington, D.C., solely around a trip to the White House.

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