We must stop government shutdowns from happening because they are devastating to our economy - cost of the Trump Shutdown was approximately $1.2 BILLION dollars per week! The burden and financial devastation on us, Federal Employees (800,000 people and their families) PLUS Federal Contractors (4 MILLION people and their families) is outrageous. The Government Shutdown is a direct attack on the middle class. And the original legislative intent for the creation of government shutdowns has been perverted. The Trump Administration does not see them as a deterrent, which was the intent. The Trump Administration is using them as a weapon and tool. We must end government shutdowns forever. Thank you.