Senate Adopts Bill to Prevent Congressional Pay During Shutdown

Senators have adopted a bill (S. 388) by unanimous consent 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 press release.

It was originally introduced by Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Bob Casey (D-PA).

It was co-sponsored by “Senators Manchin (D-WV), Tester (D-MT), Nelson (D-NE), Bennet (D-CO), Warner (D-VA), Wyden (D-OR), Coons (D-DE), Harkin (D-IA), Hagan (D-NC), Menendez (D-NJ), Stabenow (D-MI), Merkley (D-OR) and Rockefeller (D-WV).”

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Filed under Congressional Pay, Government Shutdown, White House

One response to “Senate Adopts Bill to Prevent Congressional Pay During Shutdown

  1. Marie

    I agree the government is not to be paid for the days that the government is shut down,When the government is open they are still not to be paid.They are to lose that pay for the days that the government is shut down.If it was us in a shot down we would lose the pay and the government is no better than us. We are your boss not you ours remember that.

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