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One Spending Provision That Went Too Far

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One Spending Provision That Went Too Far

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One Spending Provision That Went Too Far

One Spending Provision That Went Too Far

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NPR's Daniel Schorr says the row on Capitol Hill over a sentence in the omnibus spending bill passed last weekend suggests Congressional staffers can — and do — write language into bills that goes unseen by elected representatives. Congress is being called back next month to undo a provision that would wipe out privacy protections for people's tax returns.