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Move to Require Congress to Fly Coach instead of First Class

By: CBS
By: CBS

Some national leaders are proposing that members of Congress be required to fly Coach instead of First Class.

It's a move they say could save taxpayers a lot of money.

"A little here, a little there and all of a sudden you have a billion dollars and a billion here and a billion there and you have tens of billions of dollars and that's what we need to show the American public is that we too need to walk the principles of being accountable on how we spend taxpayer money," Rep. Paul Gosar told CBS affiliate KPHO by phone.

Gosar also says if the military has to fly coach, Congress should too.

The idea is being reviewed by a house committee and so far has bi-partisan support.


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