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Congressman Gives Special Tours during Government Shutdown
WASHINGTON DC (Ben Garbarek) --- Several groups of local students went to Washington DC this week and had to changes their plans because of the government shutdown.
The monuments and many other tourist attractions were closed during the budget battle.
A few groups were lucky enough to get a private tour of the US Capitol Building from Congressman Steve Stivers.
"I just remember how important my 8th grade trip was and how much I learned about government," Stivers said. "I wanted to make sure their 8th grade trip was meaningful even though the government was shut down and many of the monuments you'd normally go to we're closed."
About 1200 middle school students from Dublin and Hilliard toured around with Stivers.
Stivers voted to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling.