US Sen. Sessions Cuts Office Budget

By: AP
By: AP

The Alabama Republican was the only senator to vote in March against a 5 percent reduction to senators' office budgets.

He called it was a meager and symbolic gesture and pledged he would
voluntarily spend 15 percent less.

The Birmingham News reports that a new financial report from the financial clerk of the Senate shows Sessions spent $2.6 million, 15 percent less than his $3 million allotment.

The report covers the fiscal year that ended September 30th.

Unspent operating funds are returned to the U.S. Treasury.

Payroll is the bulk of the cost in running a Senate office, or more than $2.3 million in Sessions' case.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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