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Congressional Spending: Whitewash is cheap

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Congress is normally not shy about spending federal money, but according to a story from Roll Call, one committee is coming in under budget: ethics.

Spending records indicate the House’s two-tier ethics process spent a combined $3.76 million in 2009, with both investigative bodies reporting spending less than their authorized budgets even as the number of inquiries appears to have significantly increased over the previous Congress.

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