House Republican Refuses to Defer Pay During Shutdown, Says “I Need My Paycheck”

If you ever wanted a perfect example of Republicans just not “getting it,” look no further than North Carolina Representative Renee Ellmers, who said that she definitely would not be deferring her paycheck (as some members of Congress have done) during the government shutdown. Rep. Ellmers said: “I need my paycheck. That’s the bottom line.  I […]

Democratic House Rep Introduces Bill Which Would Block Pay for Congress During the Shutdown

Why should Congress get paid for not doing their job?  That’s the question Democratic Representative Rick Nolan from Minnesota is asking.  Nolan introduced a bill yesterday that would block members of Congress from being paid during the government shutdown. The bill, titled “No Government, No Pay Act,” would prevent members of Congress from being paid […]