Boxer, Casey Bill Prevents Congressional Pay During Shutdown

Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Bob Casey (D-PA) have introduced legislation today “that would prevent Members of Congress and the President of the United States from being paid during a shutdown of the federal government,” according to a joint press release.

The bill would “prevent Members of Congress and the President from being paid retroactively after a government shutdown, and would also prevent them from being paid if the public debt limit is reached and the government defaults on its financial obligations.”

Update: This bill has been adopted by unanimous consent.

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Filed under Congressional Pay, Government Shutdown, White House

One response to “Boxer, Casey Bill Prevents Congressional Pay During Shutdown

  1. Jacqueline Serrato

    I think this approach is appropriate. I support this type of hand-slapping.

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