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September 13, 2011


Lifetime Membership

After a disgraced former Rep. David Wu (D-OR) made a surprise appearance on the floor of the House for President Obama's speech to Congress, The Hill looks at the other perks of being a former member of Congress, even after a less than stainless record.

Retired members "can still use the House gym and exercise facilities... can still use the federal credit union and the members-only dining room... retain space in the House parking lots and access to congressionally sensitive material from the Library of Congress."

And while lawmakers that have registered as lobbyists may not use those privileges, former members of Congress convicted of crimes don't have any restrictions after they leave jail.












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