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Freshman congressman plans to sleep in his DC office to save on rent.

By Faiz Shakir on January 7, 2009 at 8:00 pm

"Freshman congressman plans to sleep in his DC office to save on rent."

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In an effort to save money, freshman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) is planning to live in his Capitol Hill office, rather than rent an apartment in Washington, DC. “I’m trying to live the example that it doesn’t take big dollars in order to get where we want to go,” Chaffetz said. “I can save my family $1,500 a month by sleeping on a cot in my office as opposed to getting a fancy place that’s maybe a little bit more comfortable.” ABC News reports that at least 40 members of Congress regularly sleep in their congressional offices.

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JimboSlice says:

BTW:

“WASHINGTON — Utah’s 3rd Congressional District Republican candidate Jason Chaffetz has a net worth of up to $5.6 million, slightly less than incumbent Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah, whom he defeated Tuesday. ”

http://www.newser.com/ archive-politics-news/ 1P2-16780935/ chaffetzs-net-worth-up-to-56m.html

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