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Demand Progress FY 2022 Testimony Concerning Review of Legislative Branch Salaries and Creation of an Office of Diversity and Inclusion in the Senate; Prepared by Demand Progress, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, for the Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee for FY 2022
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