Senate Offers Answer to Diplomatic Ticket Dodgers The U.S. Senate approves a plan to address New York City's $21 million problem with parking tickets that go unpaid by foreign diplomats operating at the United Nations. The bill would permit the U.S. government to withhold foreign aid to offset the unpaid fines, and tack on a financial penalty. Hear NPR's Lynn Neary and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), who co-sponsored the bill. In an audio clip available through the expanded coverage link below, Sen. Clinton also speaks about her work to award Harriet Tubman a widow's pension for her husband's service in the Civil War. Tubman, the former slave instrumental in leading others to freedom on the Underground Railroad, herself served as a Union spy, scout and nurse during the War Between the States.