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Staff expands to fill the office space available.... The basic obligation of Congress is to the tax payers, not to its own creature comforts.

When opposing the appropriations for the then new Hart Senate Office Building:

John Chafee, 1922-1999, U. S. Senator (Republican, RI), Governor of Rhode Island, Reader's Digest, February 1979

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John Chafee
John Chafee
  • Born: October 22, 1922
  • Died: October 24, 1999
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

John Lester Hubbard Chafee was an American politician. He served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, as the 66th Governor of Rhode Island, as the Secretary of the Navy, and as a United States Senator.

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