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  • Some desks are considered such historical treasures that the Senate has passed legislation officially assigning them: The "Clay desk" goes to the senior senator from Kentucky.

    After senators make their marks, restorers take desk jobs for history

    With lawmakers wrapping up a five-week summer recess, it's time for the historians and curators who manage the Senate and its desks — what they call a "working museum" — to take stock of a year's worth of poundings, spills and wear and tear, and make sure the senators' workspaces can stand up to impassioned debates for years to come.

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