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Moran plays faith card

Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Hays, claimed that complaints about Congress members living at the C Street townhouse in Washington, D.C., come from people trying to stop public servants from practicing their faith. "I don't think that my interest in studying the Bible with other colleagues of mine in Congress ought to be seen as anything but good or at least personal," he told students at Washburn University. But the complaint filed last week by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington is about whether Moran, Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., and other lawmakers broke ethics rules by paying below-market rent — not about them studying the Bible. Moran said that the low rent was because the accommodations are sparse. "I have a small bedroom and a bath I share with other people," he said.

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