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DeLay Receives Top Committee Spot; Denies Abramoff Friendship:

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The Los Angeles Times reports that indicted former Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) has been handed a seat on the Appropriations subcommittee overseeing NASA and has received a seat on the subcommittee overseeing the Justice Department, which is investigating congressional bribery tied to Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff. The seat on the Appropriations Committee was vacated by ex-Rep. Duke Cunningham, who pleaded guilty to bribery charges. DeLay, fearing criticisms and possible charges relating to his close relationship with Jack Abramoff, sent out a nine page letter to constituents stating that accusations that the two were “close personal friends” are “absolutely untrue”, according to Roll Call. DeLay associates Tony Rudy and Ed Buckham are already being investigated for their roles in Abramoff’s influence-peddling.

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Kerry to Introduce “Duke Cunningham Act”:

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Sen. John Kerry plans to introduce a bill that will strip convicted lawmakers of their pensions. The Boston Globe reports that the bill, dubbed the “Duke Cunningham Act” after the California congressman who pleaded guilty to bribery charges, would strip the $40,000 a year pension from lawmakers found guilty of bribery, perjury, or conspiracy to defraud the government. The current law only strips the pension from lawmakers found guilty of treason and espionage.

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