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Our parents misery -- and our own -- resulting from recent health care legislation and spiraling heating costs caused by a bad energy bill are some of what outrages Frank Clemente, Director of Congress Watch. He's also inspired. Find out why: click here to listen (mp3 file). Then take Frank's challenge and make a commitment: Become a Corruption Watchdog as part of our new Clean Up Washington campaign.
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