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SPA Act would shut down congressional gym

Wednesday - 10/9/2013, 12:21pm  ET

WASHINGTON - In the Capitol Hill world of acronyms, the SPA Act may not be one you know.

It stands for Shutdown Prioritization Act.

Reps. Bill Foster, D-Ill., and Patrick Murphy, D-Fla., want the congressional gym closed during the shutdown, Politico reports.

"Members of Congress should not enjoy access to their exclusive gym and spa while Capitol police go without pay, children are being turned away from Head Start and veterans are left wondering if their benefits will come in the mail on November 1st," said Foster in a statement.

The two are looking for additional sponsors for the measure.

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