The Democrats are not only true Patriots they once again show far more sympathy towards the people they serve than the Republicans have. Senate Democrats Introduce Legislation to Withhold Lawmaker Pay During Shutdown Five Senate Democrats introduced a bill Friday to withhold pay from members of Congress if the government closes, The Hill reported. “If members of Congress can’t fulfill their basic duty to keep the government open and provide the essential services Americans depend on, then they don’t deserve their paychecks,” Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) told the publication. “Period.” Heitkamp is joined by Sens. Claire McCaskill (Mo.), Jon Tester (Mont.), Debbie Stabenow (Mich.) and Joe Manchin (W.V.), all of whom are up for re-election this year. Democratic Reps. Sean Patrick Maloney (N.Y.) and Stephanie Murphy (Fla.) took to Twitter to share their vows to return their pay if the government closes, even if the bill doesn’t pass.