Summary: To amend title 31, United States Code, to provide for automatic continuing appropriations, to prohibit the use of funds for the official travel of Members of Congress and executive branch employees and other activities during any period in which such automatic continuing appropriations are in effect, to withhold the pay of Members of Congress during any period in which such automatic continuing appropriations are in effect, and for other purposes. Cosponsors
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 1/29/19.
“We inherited this shutdown and the dysfunction in Washington, but today I joined a number of my fellow freshmen to put an end to the practice of using destructive shutdowns as a negotiating tool, making sure that no party can ever put politics over people again,” said Rep. Craig, who worked with a number of her freshmen colleagues to develop the legislation. “This bill shifts the pressure of a shutdown to where it should be: on the Legislative and Executive branches, not the millions of Americans who rely on government services and those who are asked to work without paychecks.” (Source: Angie Craig, Press Release, January 31, 2019)
STATUS: Introduced 1/29/19 by Rep. Houlahan, Chrissy [D-PA-6].
ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE BILL:
- Axne co-sponsors Shutdown to End All Shutdowns Act. (Source: Radio Iowa, O. Kay Henderson
- In a press conference today, Reps. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), Dean Phillips (MN-03) and Colin Allred (TX-32) led a group of more than 20 freshman lawmakers in introducing the Shutdown to End All Shutdowns (SEAS) Act, a bill aimed at protecting federal employees from being used as pawns in future political negotiations by transferring the financial hardship of shutdowns to the Executive Branch and Members of Congress. (Source: Vote Smart)