Skip to comments.U.S. representative wants to close Congressional sauna, other perks during shutdown
Posted on 01/11/2019 10:11:31 AM PST by 11th_VA
An Illinois Congressman wants to shut down the gym and sauna used by lawmakers in Washington while many other workers are furloughed during the partial government shutdown.
Naperville Democrat Rep. Bill Foster said lawmakers have been using the perks of their job like the congressional gym and sauna while tens of thousands of workers remain furloughed. In light of this, he filed the Shutdown Prioritization Act to make sure lawmakers cant deem things like the Congressional workout facility as essential.
President Trump and Congressional Republicans refusal to pass and sign a clean continuing resolution to reopen government is an abdication of their responsibilities as elected officials, he said. During the Trump Shutdown, however, Republican leadership continues to deem the Congressional spa used by Members of the House of Representatives to be essential.
The shutdown is largely due to lawmakers and President Donald Trumps failure to agree on funding for a wall along the nations southern border with Mexico. Trump has blamed the shutdown on Democrats, saying their refusal to fund a barrier is creating a security crisis.
In the meantime, Fosters legislation aimed to keep the same legislative leaders who arent coming to terms in ending the shutdown from living so comfortably.
The bill was filed in the last days of the previous Congress and Fosters office has yet to refile the legislation, a common occurrence with federal legislation.
Lawmakers are still being paid during the shutdown but many, Foster included, are donating their salaries.
The other white meat...
I hate them so bad that I wouldn’t cross the street to pee on one of them if they were burning.
And they don’t care.
That makes me hate them just a little bit more.
“President Trump and Congressional Republicans refusal to pass and sign a clean continuing resolution to reopen government is an abdication of their responsibilities as elected officials, he said. During the Trump Shutdown, however, Republican leadership continues to deem the Congressional spa used by Members of the House of Representatives to be essential. ”
More enemy propaganda to blame the wrong people.
Hey, I think Congress needs to be furloughed. they have proven themselves to be a group of non essential government employees who constantly shirk their responsibilities, and both parties are guilty of it.
Just more “feel good” BS from a RAT Congressman who’s still being paid for doing nothing.
The fact there is a Congressional Sauna is the REAL problem.
I’m sure there are other gay bath houses they could go to during the shutdown.
Congressional sauna???????????????????...........................They don’t generate enough HOT AIR?.........................Imagine the CARBON FOOTPRINT!!!!!!..................
Yep, LIPS-CHICKEN-DON’T EXIST.
(See My Tagline)
I’m guessing the bio-degradable coffee cups will be making a comeback along with Pelosi’s free weekly round trip flights to CA.
Why on earth does this even exist?
Don’t ban them just turn the heat up to BROIL!
They have to go sweat their evil out or it overwhelms them. Plus they don't have to chance running into one of US.
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