Cost of Nancy Pelosi's New Office? $18K. Per Month.

It's almost double what the next biggest spender in the House pays
In this May 26, 2010 file photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.   (AP)
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(User Submitted) – Speaker Nancy Pelosi has moved her district offices to a new building in San Francisco, to which she now pays $18,736 in monthly rent. The space is nearly a third larger, at quadruple the cost of the old office. The next highest monthly office rent for a member of the House is $10,600, for digs in New York City's trendy SoHo neighborhood occupied by Rep. Jerrold Nadler.

A spokesman for the House speaker explains that extra space was needed "to meet the needs of San Franciscans," adding that the new building also offered enhanced security features. Savings can be expected from reduced utility costs, owing to the building's "award-winning 'green' design." Congressional district offices are taxpayer funded. Read what other congressmen spend in the full article in Roll Call.

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