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February 14, 2016

Republicans Bet Housework Over NRCC Dues Collection

Brady, left, and Scalise, right, live in the same townhouse. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Four House Republicans — who are also roommates — aren’t messing around with collecting dues for the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Earlier this week, Republicans named Reps. Kevin Brady of Texas, Erik Paulsen of Minnesota, John Shimkus of Illinois and Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the incoming House majority whip, as chairmen of the campaign committee’s latest push to get members to pay their dues. The men also live together in a Washington, D.C., townhouse when Congress is in session.

“It’s a competition,” Brady said. “And the loser each period has to do chores around the house.”

“I know one week is washing dishes. Another one is taking out the trash,” he said. “The third is, heaven forbid, vacuuming. Which we don’t have a vacuum.”

The NRCC needs the financial help: The committee lagged behind the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in June fundraising, and Democrats are using the money to secure early, reduced ad rates for the fall campaign.

Brady promised he would not lose the bet, before throwing some trash talk toward his new whip.

“I’m determined not to get hung with any of those chores,” he said. “There’s real question whether Scalise’ll do them anyway.

“He hadn’t lifted a finger yet,” Brady said of the housework.

“If anyone has seen how messy Brady’s room is, there would be no doubt that he does his own housecleaning,” Scalise said.

  • Gregory Williams

    These scum make more than $170,000 each per year and they do not have a vacuum cleaner?
    And they are all slobs?

    How do these freaks get elected and re-elected and whose property are they trashing like this? The landlord should inspect the place before he loses his investment in that property.

    these dead beats can’t bring themselves to tax enough to pay the countries bills currently or the past debt but they will go out and strong arm other dead beat members so they do not lose their cushy do nothing and still get paid jobs – wake up America and purge the government of conservatives if for no other reason than the sanitary health of Washington DC before they start a plague or something even worse like strip Americans of their health care.

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