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Rent proposal pitched to Congress


April 14, 2008

Robert M. Gates is the first secretary of defense to live in military housing, an old but spacious 19th century home in a secure Navy compound in the District of Columbia.

Gates also could be the last defense chief to live there, practical as it is, unless Congress amends a law that prescribes how much a civilian must pay to lease base housing.


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