Congressional Car Rental Hits WBBM-Radio

Here’s a perk that state legislators don’t have.

WBBM radio is reporting on cars that Illinois congressmen lease at taxpayer expense.

On the list is 16th district congressman Don Manzullo.

Here’s what is in the article about Manzullo:

“Rep. Don Manzullo of Rockford who leases a 2007 flex fuel Mercury Mountaineer for $465/month which gets 13 mpg city/18 mpg highway.”

Congresswoman Melissa Bean (D-8th District) did not make the list.

The story adds,

“In addition to allowing members of Congress to charge taxpayers for the car leases, House rules allow them to put auto insurance and gasoline to run the cars on the taxpayer tab.”

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