Majority in US Congress are millionaires

As country tackles unemployment crisis, more than half of 535 Congress members have net worth exceeding $1m.

    For the first time in US history, a majority of Congress members are millionaires.

    And as Capitol Hill debates unemployment benefits, many wonder just how compassionate these politicians can be.

    Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett reports from Washington, DC.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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