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January 3rd, 2011
11:20 AM ET

New congressman wants more time in Washington

Rep.-elect Allen West disagrees with the new House majority leader about how lawmakers should schedule their time.

Rep.-elect Allen West disagrees with the new House majority leader about how lawmakers should schedule their time.

CNN Wire Staff

Washington (CNN) - Last year's midterm elections swept some tea partiers into Congress, and some of the new lawmakers are not wasting time making their voices heard.

Before the new Congress has even convened, Rep.-elect Allen West, R-Florida, is taking aim at incoming House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

The issue is over how much time has been scheduled for lawmakers to be in Washington compared to their home districts.

Cantor has scheduled ample time for congressmen to spend time back home, but West disagrees, calling the schedule "disconcerting."

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  1. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    West is just another Michael Steele who believes he is now the almighty spokesman for the Republican party, when will "they" learn.

    January 4, 2011 at 10:20 am |
  2. Jerry

    Typical of most tea-baggers, Alan is new, with little or no knowledge of how Congress works. I can't wait to watch these guys get educated.

    January 3, 2011 at 10:29 pm |

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