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Typogate, the Sequel

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But on the floor, House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) cited an error by professional staff an oblique reference to the House Legislative Counsels office, which helps lawmakers draft legislative language.

Issas charge angered the office, which is fiercely protective of its reputation.

In fact, staff traced the error to an email from an Oversight and Government Reform Committee staffer to a Rules Committee staffer.

In a brief interview, Issa said he didnt know whether that was true but that it wasnt important anyway. The issue is how many sets of eyes reviewed this language and didnt catch [the typo], he said, arguing the blame applied across the board.

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