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Naming Names: List of Lawmakers That Blew Off Benjamin Netanyahu’s Speech

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Natalie Andrews reports: Here is the list of lawmakers who say they won’t attend, which has been updated as more lawmakers issue statements. Republican Senator Roy Blunt is also not attending, but not for political reasons. He is at a funeral for Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich, who died Thursday.

Senate

Sen. Al Franken (D., Minn.)

Sen. Tim Kaine (D., Va.)

Sen. Martin Heinrich (D., N.M.)

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D., Vt.)

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.)

Sen. Brian Schatz (D., Hawaii)

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D., R.I.)

House

Rep. Karen Bass (D., Calif.)

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D., Ore.)

Rep. Corrine Brown (D., Fla.)

Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D., N.C.)

Rep. André Carson (D., Ind.)

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D., Texas)

Rep. Katherine Clark (D., Mass.)

Rep. Lois Capps (D., Calif.)

Rep. Lacy Clay (D., Mo.)

Rep. James Clyburn (D., S.C.)

Rep. Steve Cohen (D., Tenn.)

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D., N.J.)

Rep. John Conyers (D., Mich.)

Rep. Danny K. Davis (D., Ill.)

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D., Ore.)

Rep. Diana DeGette (D., Colo.)

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D., Texas)

Rep. Donna Edwards (D., Md.)

Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.)

Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.)

Rep. Martha Fudge (D., Ohio)

Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D., Ariz.)

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D., Ill.)

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D., D.C.)

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D., Texas)

Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Ohio)

Rep. Barbara Lee (D., Calif)

Rep. John Lewis (D., Ga.)

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D., Calif.)

Rep. Betty McCollum (D., Minn.)

Rep. Jim McDermott (D., Wash.)

Rep. Jim McGovern (D., Mass.)

Rep. Jerry McNerney (D., Calif.)

Rep. Gregory Meeks (D., N.Y.)

Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D., Texas)

Rep. Chellie Pingree (D., Maine)

Rep. David E. Price (D., N.C.)

Rep. Charles Rangel (D., N.Y.)

Rep. Cedric Richmond (D., La.)

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D., Ill.)

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D., Miss.)

Rep. John Yarmouth (D., Ky.)

 

via Washington Wire – WSJ

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How the Senate Exploits Unpaid Interns

Barely a third of U.S. senators pay their interns — and embarrassingly for Democrats, a party focused on workplace welfare, most of them are Republicans.

By Stephen Lurie

Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, shown with his interns in July 2012, is one of the few senators who pays his interns -- at least in the summer. (Flickr)

Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, shown with his interns in July 2012, is one of the few senators who pays his interns — at least in the summer. (Flickr)

If you walk into any of the 100 Senate offices spread across Capitol Hill, there is one consistent element. Marco Rubio’s furniture won’t be the same as Elizabeth Warren’s and Mark Udall’s landscape photographs won’t match Lindsey Graham’s wall hangings. The ubiquitous fixture of every Senate (and House) office is livelier: the young, sometimes bright-eyed, cohorts of interns that flood the Capitol in the summer.

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