U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Bolton Credit: U.S. House

Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Bolton, is among two dozen members of the Congressional Black Caucus calling for an ethics investigation into the practice of lawmakers sleeping in their offices. The practice, which Thompson calls “unsanitary,” is an abuse of taxpayer funds, the group says.

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