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January 25, 2013


Lost Paychecks Could Hurt Some Senators

"Provisions in the 'No Budget, No Pay' debt ceiling bill that is headed to the Senate floor would impound senators' salaries if the upper chamber doesn't approve a budget by April 15," The Hill reports.

"For most of the upper chamber, the loss of the $174,000 annual salary would be no hardship. Many senators are millionaires many times over, having earned substantial fortunes outside of politics. But for a small group of senators whose net worth is measured in thousands instead of millions, the passage of 'No Budget, No Pay' would put their very livelihoods at risk."












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