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Ethics Committee Dismisses Complaint Against Vitter

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For decades, the White House has relied on a procedural tactic to appoint current Members of Congress to Cabinet-level positions by rolling back the salary to the amount that was set at the start of the lawmakers term. The Senate can later address the disparity in a vote when the former lawmakers term would have expired. Salazars Senate term would have been up in January 2012 had he remained in Congress.

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