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OCT 02, 2013 - Huffington Post

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D.C. Restaurants Charge Congress Members More During Shutdown

A few Washington, D.C., restaurants have a little something extra on the menu for Congress members during the government shutdown. These eateries are charging lawmakers more for food and drink. (Story continues below image.) Credit: Zena Polin. Shutdown specials are all the rage for furloughed employees. At the Daily Dish in Silver Spring, Md., furloughed government employees get free coffee. But "members of Congress pay double," as the sign outside the restaurant says. No one from Congress has yet to come in and pay the extra cost, Daily Dish co-owner Zena Polin told The Huffington Post ... Read More

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