House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says he and Speaker John Boehner (left) are on the same page in the debt limit talks.
“I understand that this is going to take sacrifice and this is going to take political capital on both sides, and I’m certainly willing to take my fair share of it,” Boehner said, echoing the sentiment that Obama expressed during his own press conference earlier in the day. “But if we’re going to take political capital, then let’s step up and do the right thing for the country.”
On Dec. 19, 2013, the Architect of the Capitol gave a special media tour of the infrastructure surrounding the Rotunda, and the interior and exterior of the Capitol Dome. This past fall, the AOC began a multi-year restoration project that will repair the more than 1,000 cracks and deficiencies from weather and age, and restore the Dome to its former splendor.
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.