More lawmakers want to see pay withheld from Members of Congress for shutdowns. One has even pledged to have her salary withheld until the shutdown is resolved.
With passage of a temporary spending bill, Congress has averted a shutdown, at least for another couple of weeks.
A short term funding resolution has been passed by Congress to keep the government funded through May 5.
The bailout bill “ended up attached to a measure that extends benefits to people suffering from depression and is named after a lawmaker who died in a crash.” Most people do not know what is in the bill. Congress may prefer it that way.