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December 22, 2011

There may not be much agreement in the Senate lately, but 58 senators are coming together to celebrate the holiday season. They are putting politics aside for the first-ever Senate "secret Santa" gift exchange.

Here are the terms, according to a CNN report:

  • Republicans drew names of Democrats—and vice versa. More Democrats (37) than Republicans (21) signed up, however, leaving some Democrats gifting someone in their own party.
  • Gifts must be wrapped and cost no more than $10.

Senator Al Franken, D-Minnesota, the man behind the senatorial secret Santa, explained that the gift swap was an effort to bring the two parties together.

"I thought 'secret Santa' would be a good way to cut through the partisan divide here in the Senate," Franken said in a statement. "And who knows, maybe it will create some unlikely friendships."

Source:

CNN

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