Golden supports bill that would withhold pay from congress during a shutdown

U.S. Congressmen Jared Golden, joined by Reps. Dan Crenshaw of Texas, and Max Rose of New York, introduced a bipartisan bill today to withhold pay from members of Congress, the President, and the Vice President during a government shutdown.The bipartisan group is introducing their legislation, the Solidarity in Salary Act of 2019, to prevent and limit the duration of future shutdowns and ensure that lawmakers feel the harm they cause federal employees when they fail to fund the government. The Solidarity in Salary Act of 2019 places the daily pay of the president, vice president, and members of Congress in escrow for each day a government shutdown is in effect. Once the government is reopened, the withheld pay would be released.