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  •  I was wondering the same thing (1+ / 0-)
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    True North

    but my calculation ran a different route.
    Members of Congress are on salary. They'll get paid the same amount whether they are on the floor or on the beach. Their staffs might also be on salary, but the people who run the building are hourly. Keeping the Senate up and operational overnight means overtime. It means that the overhead of running the Capitol is extended, electric, maintenance crews, security, et cetera.
    I don't know where to get those numbers but I would be willing to bet that it totals up to a significant number.

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Fri Sep 27, 2013 at 06:56:09 AM PDT

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