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|Paulsen helped raise money for ALS research as a private citizen, but not as a congressman.|
Sure, that sounds hypocritical on its face, but it's not necessarily so simple. The bill Paulsen supported that cut ALS funding -- the Budget Control Act of 2011 -- cut a number of federal agencies' budgets by 5 percent, including the National Institute of Health. In other words, it took a cleaver to spending, not a scalpel.
Sheila Kihne occupies Erik Paulsen's office after he says he wants to end shutdown