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Barrow donates frequent flyer miles to Fisher House

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AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

U.S. Congressman John Barrow donated 79,000 frequent flyer miles to the Fisher House's Hero Miles Program Monday.

The program provides free airline tickets to wounded, injured, and ill servicemen and women who are undergoing treatment, as well as their families.

Travel for members of Congress from their homes to Washington, D.C. is provided by the government, and Barrow believes the miles accumulated from that free travel should go to good causes like the Hero Miles Program.

"Seems to me that is a benefit that members of Congress don't earn, don't pay for with their own money, and therefore they have an obligation to do something with it," Barrow says. "Since you can't give it back to the airlines without giving something the taxpayers have paid for, instead of using it for your personal use, you ought to give it back to the government or some like charity."

Barrow says he challenges all members of Congress to also donate their miles to the Hero Miles Program.

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