No Pay for Executive and Legislative Branch Members Until Government Shutdown is Resolved

No Pay for Executive and Legislative Branch Members Until Government Shutdown is Resolved

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Alan Buis started this petition to Representative Nancy Pelosi and

More than 800,000 federal government workers and many more associated contractor employees and their families are being held hostage by our Government and used as bargaining chips against their will for political purposes. These people, of ALL political persuasions, want no part of this battle. They just want to do an honest day’s work and be paid for that work promptly so that they can live their best lives. As the government shutdown enters its third week and becomes the longest in U.S. history, there is increasing urgency to resolve this made-up crisis promptly. Most Americans have little in savings, and many live paycheck to paycheck and can’t afford even a short period of furlough or lost pay. These people have mortgages, rent and car payments due, utilities and other bills to pay, families to feed. In short, the shutdown is causing real pain to millions of Americans.

The American people elected this President and this Congress to LEAD, and we expect the branches of our government to work together expeditiously to reach mutually acceptable agreements. Negotiations to resolve the current shutdown impasse should be going on around the clock between the Executive and Legislative Branches. Instead, talks have been sporadic, and legislators are not in continuous session. The cost of keeping our government shut down is already in the multi-billions and growing daily. The impacts from the shutdown will become more apparent to all Americans with each passing day. As taxpayers, we are paying for Government services that are not being delivered, and the people who provide those services are being unfairly treated.

Therefore We the People of the United States ask that the President, Vice President and all members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate pledge to receive no compensation for their service until the current government shutdown is resolved. 

 

 

 

 

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