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Senators: dock lawmakers' pay same as furloughed workers

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Posted at 10:47 PM, Feb 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-06 11:27:25-05

TAMPA, Fla. -- Senator Bill Nelson is expected to announce Friday plans to file legislation that would have members of Congress' paychecks docked the same amount as any federal worker furloughed, as a result of sequester.

Senator Nelson says,"no one should get paid for inaction, and Congress clearly hasn't done the job to avert the sequester."

The Senate late Thursday afternoon rejected rival proposals to stop the sequester, all but ensuring the automatic spending cuts will begin tomorrow.  Furloughs aren't expected to start until at least mid-April.