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Congress Still Enjoying Perks Despite Shutdown

5:21 PM, Oct 14, 2013   |    comments
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UNDATED -- Members of Congress are still enjoying some special perks even in the face of a government shutdown that's furloughed thousands of employees.

Members of the House of Representatives still have access to an exclusive, private gym for members of Congress. The gym features workout equipment, an indoor swimming pool and basketball court.

The gym is so exclusive even members of Congress are prohibited from taking pictures and video behind its closed doors.

The gym was supposed to be shuttered during the shutdown but has somehow managed to remain open.

Members of Congress also have access to a private, underground subway system that ferries them from their offices to the Capitol. Members of Congress and their staff could have used the same underground passageways to walk to the Capitol.


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