Congressman Golden Introduces Bill to Withhold Pay During Shutdowns


US Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) introduced a bill today to withhold pay from members of Congress, the President and the Vice President, during a government shutdown. The Solidarity in Salary Act of 2019, to prevent and limit the duration of future shutdowns and ensure that lawmakers feel the harm that cause federal employees when they fail to fund the government.

The other two Congressmen co-sponsoring the bill are Representatives Dan Crenshaw (TX-02) and Max Rose (NY-11).

“Federal workers don’ get paid during a government shutdown, neither should politicians,” said Golden in a press release released by his office. “That’s just common sense. Our bill, the Solidarity in Salary Act withholds (in escrow) paychecks from the members of Congress, the President and the Vice President during the shutdown. 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. I thank Representatives Crenshaw and Rose for joining me to offer this important legislation.”

Rep. Golden has been appointed Chairman of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting & Infrastructure.