Carney said the administration still wanted to work with Congress where it could — including getting an extension to the payroll tax cut as soon as possible. Carney said he would be “shocked” if the GOP retaliated by holding up the tax cut and said Republican lawmakers who are up for re-election should feel pressure to get more done.
“Everyone has to answer to their constituents,” he said.
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.