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With employees on furlough, representative plays role of tour guide

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U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-TX, facing camera, gives a tour of the U.S. Capitol to tourists from Texas in Statuary Hall on Oct. 7 in Washington, D.C. Because the federal government partial shutdown has halted Capitol tours, guests can only see the Capitol while being escorted by their member of Congress. Other members of Congress also gave tours to their constituents.

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