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Some lawmakers leave before deal is reached

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While the country waits in anticipation for those budget cuts to kick in Friday night, many Congressmen and women are actually going home for the weekend.

Some of the House members were unapologetic for leaving before a deal was reached.

A reporter asked one unidentified lawmaker, "Is there a concern that you will all leave town while these cuts kick in, and you wont even be here?"

The lawmaker responded, "Well, the speaker and the leadership will be here. And I'm a quick flight away."

Those members of Congress are now being criticized for leaving.

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