Washington Examiner: Four senators prove bipartisanship in Congress is not dead, yet
WASHINGTON EXAMINER •
Modified: June 11, 2013 at 4:14 pm •
Published: June 12, 2013
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.