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Senate Bill Would Curb Spending On Congressional Oil Portraits

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The bill would limit the administration to spending only $20,000 per portrait, and officials can chip in their own money if they would like to spend more on the painting.

In March, the Department of Defense announced that it would spend $31,000 on a portrait of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, according to the Huffington Post.

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