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House Majority Leader Steve Montenegro led the push to allow closed-door political caucuses, saying there is sometimes the need for "frank and candid" discussions outside the public view.  (Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer)

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Lawmakers sometimes need privacy

House republicans vote 'yes' for closed-door discussions on pending issues

PHOENIX -- Saying they sometimes need some privacy, House Republicans voted Tuesday to let themselves -- and Democrats if they want -- have closed-door discussions about pending issues.