Government Watchdog Eyeing Christian Fellowship Deal

By Meymo Lyons WAMU 88.5
|  Thursday, Apr 1, 2010  |  Updated 6:01 PM EDT
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Congressional Housing Under Scrutiny

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A government watchdog group said it has filed ethics complaints against lawmakers who have rented rooms in a controversial Capitol Hill townhouse.

The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington cited news reports that said House members and some senators have paid below-market rents to live in a house on C Street SE that is owned by a Christian prayer group known as The Fellowship.

CREW wants the House and Senate ethics committees to determine whether the monthly rent, reported to be around $950, is below the market value. If so, CREW said, the discount could amount to an illegal gift.

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