Democrats step up big time.

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    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.
     
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    Dems 2018: Pay Illegals, or Congressmen don't get paid. Love it!
     
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    says it all

    Campaigning early
     
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    Republicans rejected this even quicker than the proposal to pay troops during the shutdown
     
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    I hate the voice message on the White House comment line. I'm sure everyone has heard it. It is the Pres continuing to throw punches rather than working on a solution with his bull headed Congress.
    With that attitude, we'll never get open again. Good thing he changes his attitude every 24 hours or so.
     
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    So did the Reps. Can’t find the one by the Dems.
    H.R.4852 - 115th Congress (2017-2018): Pay Our Protectors Not Our Politicians Act of 2018

     
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    Dumb, as the House passed the budget. Too bad republicans rejected the proposals in the Senate.
     
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    Sounds like plan. Shut 'er down!
     
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    Too bad the Dems put them in this position over. Daca which doesn’t even expire for over a month.
    And still can’t find the one they claim

    Legislative Search Results

     
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    There’s lots of stupid shit in the budget. It’s not just about DACA, which wouldn’t be an issue if Trump hadn’t ended it specifically to make it an issue during these negotiations.
     

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