Although it's not yet so bad that congressional observers are likely to see flying monkeys circling the capital dome before they again witness a Democrat and a Republican agree on anything, bipartisanship has become exceedingly rare on the Senate and House floors. For that reason, it is encouraging that two Republican senators have united with a Democrat and an independent senator to introduce the Reducing Overlapping Payments Act. The four senators include Tom Coburn, R-Okla., Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Angus King, I-Maine. The bill aims to protect the Social Security Disability Insurance and Unemployment Insurance programs by reducing or eliminating overlapping benefits.
The bill "requires...
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