Republicans Say Capitol Tours Unaffected By Cuts

10:59 AM, Mar 12, 2013   |    comments
PHOTO: J. Scott Applewhite, AP
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WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans have put out a video to remind visitors that while they may be locked out of the Obama White House because of budget cuts, the doors to the Capitol are still open for tours.

The un-narrated 90-second video posted on YouTube is the latest effort by Republicans to needle the White House for stopping all public tours of that building because of the government-wide automatic spending cuts that went into effect at the beginning of the month.

The new video, headlined "Welcome to the United States Capitol," shows the Rotunda, Statuary Hall and other sites along the tour route through the Capitol, and ends with the line "this is your House. Tour it."

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