joint resolution Progress
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not votedIntroducedDecember 21st, 2018
It’s unfair that members of Congress — whose job it is to run the government — can be paid during a government shutdown, when the government isn’t fully functioning because they’ve failed to do their jobs. Members shouldn’t be paid at all for days when the government is closed.
Past efforts to amend the Constitution to not pay Congress during shutdowns have failed, and there’s no reason to think this attempt would be any more successful. Additionally, many members of Congress are independently wealthy, so this wouldn’t impact them..