“Democrats would relish the opportunity to compare our ideas on the economy and jobs to the extreme tea party agenda that has come out of the House,” said Matt Canter, a spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. “They have yet to pass a jobs bill in the Republican House. Week after week, the Democratic Senate has tried to move forward.”
Added Canter, regarding the American Crossroads strategy: “If that’s what they think, that’s terrific news for Democrats.”
From left, Rep. Christopher H. Smith, R-N.J., David Goldman, the father of a child who was abducted to Brazil by the mother, and Arvind Chawdra, a father whose two children were abducted to India by their mother, attend a news conference in the Rayburn House Office Building on international child abduction.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.