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Congressmen have a limited privelege against arrest. Except in cases of treason, felony and breach of peace, Congressmen may not be arrested during their attendance at the session of their respective Houses and in going to and returning from same. Article 1, Section 6 Clause 1 of the US Constitution

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Q: What cannot happen to a congressman while congress is in session?
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