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Tue Jan 14, 2014, 11:08 PM

Let's tie Congress' salaries to unemployment. When it is cut for people on unemployment it

gets cut for them as well.

"No good" -- wife said. "They will just have to tighten their belt straps and just just live off the millions they already have.

anyone caught this article from talking point memo.

GOP Senator: We May Block Jobless Benefits Even If We Get Amendments


A Republican senator suggested to reporters on Tuesday that the GOP may not allow an up-or-down vote on a revival of jobless benefits even if his party is able to offer amendments to the bill, as they've been pushing for.

"They're saying we have to agree -- we guarantee we pass the bill when we don't even know what's in it yet?" said Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND). "How does that work?"

Hoeven is essentially saying that Republicans reserve the right to filibuster the unemployment benefits bill in the end if their amendments fail. His remark came as he was asked about Democratic leaders' concern that even if they allow GOP amendments that pose problems for vulnerable Democratic senators, Republicans may still block a final vote on extending unemployment benefits.

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