“Federal workers don’t get paid during a government shutdown. Neither should politicians,” Golden said. “This legislation will help prevent the American people from being political pawns for party leaders and help return sanity to the task of funding the government."
According to the bill, daily pay for the president, vice president and congressmen would be placed in escrow, The Hill reported. That money would be released after the government reopens.
Crenshaw said "federal employees should never have to carry the burden caused by a dysfunctional government," according to The Hill.
“We should have to feel the very real effects of a shutdown, just as our fellow federal employees are forced to do," Crenshaw said.
“Only in a town as broken as Washington do you still get paid when you don’t do your job,” Rose said. “That’s wrong, and it’s past time to make it right.”