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  •  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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