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Campus Notebook: Perry Says to Make Congress Part Time

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Presidential candidate Rick Perry said a “part-time citizen Congress” would reduce by half not only the time lawmakers are in session but also their office budgets and salaries.

They were among the 41 arrested in April on charges of blocking traffic and disturbing the peace while demonstrating against two policy riders contained in the short-term funding measure passed that month — one barred federal funds for abortions, and the other reinstituted a school voucher program.

“D.C. elected officials and residents will not walk away from the infringement of their rights to govern themselves and to spend their taxpayer-raised local funds as they choose,” Norton said in a House floor speech in advance of the court appearance.

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