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Moran's Housing Stipend Gets Some Sympathy on House Floor

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Appropriators showed some sympathy on the House floor Wednesday for Rep. James P. Moran's concern that members of Congress aren't paid well enough to afford Washington.  

Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., who holds the gavel on the panel that funds House operations, disagreed with Moran's proposed housing stipend, pointing out that it was out of order on a spending bill, but said repeatedly that he was "glad" the Virginia Democrat made the "important point."