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No Outcry About Lobby Scandal, Lawmakers Say

The scandal surrounding disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff has been a Washington obsession for months, but Republican lawmakers who returned from a two-week recess this week said they felt free to pass a relatively tepid ethics bill because their constituents rarely mention the issue.

By Jeffrey H. Birnbaum and Thomas B. Edsall

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