U.S. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) has found a great way to address the unwillingness of Democrats to negotiate on the partial shutdown of our government. Senator Scott is proposing that lawmakers share in the pain of the 800,000 government workers whose pay has been docked. Democrat leaders are refusing to even discuss the shutdown with President Trump, putting their desire to stop him from fulfilling his campaign promise that got him elected in 2016, over the American people. Americans are starting to understand that Democrats are attempting to prevent President Trump from building the wall, in hopes that it will prevent him from being re-elected in 2020.
Fox 5 NY reports that Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) isn’t wasting time taking aim at his own colleagues, co-sponsoring a bill that would force lawmakers to forego their paychecks during a government shutdown.
Scott, a Florida Republican, and 11 other U.S. senators proposed the No Budget, No Pay Act. The legislation is an attempt by lawmakers to provide more incentive to agree on a new budget and avoid shutdowns, such as the current one, which is the longest over.
“If other people aren’t getting paid — Coast Guard is not getting paid or other federal workers are not getting paid, we’re impacting our economy — why would congress-men and women and senators get paid?” Scott asked during a news conference. “I think it’s very important that we are subject to the same rules as everybody else and if you can’t pass the budget, you shouldn’t get paid.”
Meanwhile, another U.S. Senator, Joni Ernst (R-IA), has proposed that would prohibit lawmakers from leaving Washington D.C. if they fail to pass a budget bill.
The Gateway Pundit reports that the Iowa Senator Joni Ernst (R) is trying to bring common sense back to D.C. by pushing for a bill that would force lawmakers to address the serious issue of shutting down our government over budget disputes.
Sen. Joni Ernst told Ed Henry of Fox and Friends: It is “No budget, No recess” and it would force members of Congress to stay in DC until we have a budget done and until we have those appropriations bills done… There would be quorum calls to have our members on the floor twice a day until we work through the impasse.