Rep. Dan Donovan, R-NY, is one of several representatives, the berth, the night in their offices.
A democratic Congress wants to create members, affordable housing in Washington, DC, for members of the house.
As the capital of the nation is struggling with a homeless crisis, Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson plans to introduce legislation as soon as this week calling for a study in the reconstruction of a vacant residential home blocks from the US Capitol in affordable housing for the well-paid politicians.
“I think that buildings should be available, prohibit the costs to members of Congress, the found, the living,” Thompson told The Post — in respect of members of the house, collect a minimum of $174,000 a year.
“It may be, the affordable-housing-availability option,” he said.
The step follows a recent post exposé on the notes of the house members — including the and Gregory Meeks, D-NY, and Dan Donovan, R-NY, the bunk the night in their offices, claiming they can’t afford DC-apartments next to their homes.
The average monthly rent for a studio apartment in Washington is $1,591, to 3 percent in the past year, according to a report this month from Rentcafe.com.
Meanwhile, DC — which has an estimated homeless population of 6,904 people spending $80,000 a night to house 600 families in hotels.
But Thompson has members his eye on a two-story brick building for a house. It was in the 1940s as a dormitory for nurses, and sitting in what is now a posh district of expensive townhouses.
The government (with the -) was the property occupied by the last of high school students who were working as house pages. But it is already empty, since the program was shut down in 2011, after the scandal that forced Rep. Mark Foley, R – Fla., to resign in disgrace for sending lewd online messages to several former male pages.
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