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February 6, 2015 -

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 12: U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) speaks during a news conference June 12, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer and McDermott held a news conference to announce that they are introducing a bill to block congressional pay if lawmakers fail to raise the debt ceiling. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)