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Nearly One In Five Members Of Congress Gets Paid Twice

The dome of the US Capitol is seen in Washington, DC on March 23, 2013.   AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER        (Photo credit shoul
The dome of the US Capitol is seen in Washington, DC on March 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

They draw government pensions from previous work in addition to their congressional salary. The practice is called "double-dipping."

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