House Speaker John Boehner isn’t opposed to all government spending: Since becoming speaker, he’s more than doubled his monthly expense account from $833 to more than $2,000. According to Roll Call, “Boehner now appears to be the only Member of the House accepting this money in direct payments each month.” His predecessor, Nancy Pelosi, used the account for meals or ceremonial duties but never had the checks made out to her directly. Boehner’s office says he uses the money for official duties.
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