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U.S. Senator; a Representative in, or a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the House of Representatives. During the session of congress they are privileged from arrest, except for treason, felony, or breach of the peace. They are authorized to frank letters and receive them free of postage for sixty days before, during, and for sixty days after the session. They are prohibited from entering into any contracts with the United States, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part for themselves and others.