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House Bill Gives Six-Figure Gift to Late Senator's Millionaire Wife

House Bill Gives Six-Figure Gift to Late Senator's Millionaire Wife

The late Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) left an estate worth around $60 million to his wife, but that didn’t stop the House of Representatives’ latest spending bill from putting in a “gift” of $174,000 to the wealthy widow. Their explanation? Such a gift is “tradition” when lawmakers die.

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