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Some lawmakers see waste hanging in hallowed halls

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WASHINGTON — The capital is full of portraits of government officials, sometimes more than one of the same person.

Elliot Richardson has four — one for each department he headed in the 1970s, including the Defense Department, where he was secretary for just four months. Donald H. Rumsfeld has two on display at the Pentagon, one for each of his stints as defense secretary.

Scores of others — Cabinet members, congressional leaders, heads of agencies such as NASA and the…

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