Jump to content

The Protestant Community

Christian and Theologically Protestant? Or, sincerely inquiring about the Protestant faith? Welcome to Christforums the Christian Protestant community. You'll first need to register in order to join our community. Create or respond to threads on your favorite topics and subjects. Registration takes less than a minute, it's simple, fast, and free! Enjoy the fellowship! God bless, Christforums' Staff
Register now

Fenced Community

Christforums is a Protestant Christian forum, open to Bible-believing Christians such as Presbyterians, Lutherans, Reformed, Baptists, Church of Christ members, Pentecostals, Anglicans. Methodists, Charismatics, or any other conservative, Nicene- derived Christian Church. We do not solicit cultists of any kind, including Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Eastern Lightning, Falun Gong, Unification Church, Aum Shinrikyo, Christian Scientists or any other non-Nicene, non-Biblical heresy.
Register now

Christian Fellowship

John Calvin puts forward a very simple reason why love is the greatest gift: “Because faith and hope are our own: love is diffused among others.” In other words, faith and hope benefit the possessor, but love always benefits another. In John 13:34–35 Jesus says, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Love always requires an “other” as an object; love cannot remain within itself, and that is part of what makes love the greatest gift.
News Feeder

Daines Introduces Bill Withholding Pay From Congressmen During Government Shutdowns, Others Join

Recommended Posts

By Henry Rodgers -

U.S.-Capitol-flag-at-half-mast-250x141.p

http://dailycaller.com/

Republican Montana Sen. Steve Daines introduced a bill on the Senate floor Thursday that would withhold the pay of members of Congress during future government shutdowns.

Daines’s introduction of the bill, sponsored by Republican Texas Sen. John Cornyn, comes hours after Daines announced he sent a letter requesting the secretary of the U.S. Senate withhold his pay during the ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government.

“Members of Congress are sent to Washington, D.C., to represent the great people of their state and keep the federal government open, working and funded. So it’s simple. If they can’t do that, they shouldn’t get paid. No work, no pay,” Daines told The Daily Caller News Foundation after the bill was introduced.

The “No Work, No Pay Act,” introduced by Daines, would make it so members of Congress would not be paid if they cannot keep the government funded.

His move to not accept pay was followed by many of his colleagues, such as Cornyn, who said he was excited to join Daines in co-sponsoring the bill. He echoed Daines’s message that members of Congress should not be paid while government agencies are shut down.

Pleased to join my friend Senator Steve Daines of Montana and cosponsor his “No Government No Pay Act of 2019.” Congress shouldn’t get paychecks during a shutdown while honorable federal government employees are denied theirs for no good reason.

— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) January 10, 2019

“The senator is very hopeful his colleagues will follow suit as this is a very important issue in bringing accountability to Washington, D.C.,” Daines’s Deputy Communications Director Katie Schoettler told TheDCNF.

In the House, a similar bill was introduced by Republican Utah Rep. John Curtis, which would make it unlawful to pay U.S. senators and representatives during government shutdowns.

Republican Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw also announced Thursday he would refuse to be paid until the government is open, saying he asked the Chief Administrative Officer to withhold his pay until both sides can come to an agreement on border security.

“Democrats aren’t the only people who want this shutdown to end. Republicans have tried to compromise, but Democrats won’t come to the table and negotiate in good faith. I cannot let federal employees take the fall for Democrats’ grandstanding, so I am withholding my pay until this partial shutdown ends,” Crenshaw told TheDCNF.

I cannot in good conscience get paid while federal employees’ financial futures hang in the balance because of this partial government shutdown. I’ve asked the Chief Administrative Officer to withhold my pay until we have come to an agreement to adequately fund border security. pic.twitter.com/2g37vAAtx2

— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) January 10, 2019

Republican Indiana Rep. Greg Pence, another freshman congressman, released a video Thursday, saying he too would not accept his pay until they secure the southern border, echoing President Donald Trump’s message. Trump traveled to the southern border to meet with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Officials.

Pence campaigned on fighting the opioid crisis plaguing the country, something he considers a top priority and not a partisan issue.

“We are facing a serious opioid crisis and it seems that some Democrats refuse to acknowledge this,” Pence told TheDCNF Thursday afternoon. “It’s important that we work to solve the crisis, which includes securing our border. Hancock County for example, had 50 overdose deaths between 2014-2017, and in 29 of the cases, opioids were found. This isn’t a partisan issue.”

WATCH:

Despite the shutdown, members of Congress continue to receive pay. I’m suspending my pay until Congress does its job. I was sent to Washington to secure the border and make government work. I support the president’s proposal to secure the border and it’s time for Congress to act. pic.twitter.com/3ywjBbuqvo

— Rep. Greg Pence (@RepGregPence) January 10, 2019

As the government entered it’s 19th day of a partial shutdown Wednesday, five Republican lawmakers, Ohio Rep. Bob Gibbs, North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, Indiana Rep. Susan Brooks, Colorado Rep. Scott Tipton and Virginia Rep. Morgan Griffith, introduced legislation that would require federal workers be paid during the partial shutdown.

“While Democrats continue to play politics with border security, federal employees dedicated to their mission of keeping America safe and our border secure are still going to work knowing they will be missing their paychecks,” Gibbs said in a Wednesday statement.

Trump was on Capitol Hill Wednesday meeting with Republican senators to discuss the shutdown and border wall funding. After the meeting, he said Republicans were “unified.”

The president also warned Democrats that he may declare a national emergency if they can not come to an agreement soon.

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [email protected]

Daines Introduces Bill Withholding Pay From Congressmen During Government Shutdowns, Others Join is original content from Conservative Daily News - Where Americans go for news, current events and commentary they can trust - Conservative News Website for U.S. News, Political Cartoons and more.

View the original full article

Share this post


Link to post
Staff

Very noble. And an act that restores my faith in our representatives.

Share this post


Link to post
Staff

Reading the RSS post i am not reading they will not be paid only reading  they have to wait. Am i reading correctly pack pay will be there?  IF congress did their job there would be no shut down.. Like Hollywood congress thinks they are too important. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Staff
2 hours ago, Becky said:

Reading the RSS post i am not reading they will not be paid only reading  they have to wait. Am i reading correctly pack pay will be there?  IF congress did their job there would be no shut down.. Like Hollywood congress thinks they are too important. 

That goes for non essential employees at the moment too. They will be paid if they work eventually when the government reopens the non essential departments.

Share this post


Link to post
Staff

How essential is congress?  

 

Remembering when Calif legislators were part time California was much better off. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
2 minutes ago, Becky said:

How essential is congress?  

 

Remembering when Calif legislators were part time California was much better off. 

Congress used to be part-time as well if I am not mistaken. They only met when necessary. Isn't that right? Can someone check that?

Share this post


Link to post
Staff

Now when I was a kid I remember we were taught that many representatives of The People didn't believe such documents as the bill of rights were necessary. Anti-federalist however refused to negotiate this point and "compelled" the representatives to convene and limit the powers of the Constitution and government in the bill of rights. By compulsion, I was told representatives were forced at gun point by The People locking the representatives into a building until they agreed.

 

Gotta love our history.

 

Unfortunately, over the decades when fact checking this curriculum which was taught I've noticed it has become scarcer and scarcer and difficult to find.

Share this post


Link to post
Staff

They dont 'serve' they take. .. the GIs , police and firemen serve. 

  • Love 1

Share this post


Link to post
23 minutes ago, Becky said:

They dont 'serve' they take. .. the GIs , police and firemen serve. 

I would say that is true for some, not all. I have personal friends in Congress.

Share this post


Link to post
Staff

That would be true @davidtaylorjr along with not all GIs, police and firemen serve.  Another reminder not to speak in generalities . 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Topics

    • Senate Set To Vote On Two Bills Which Could Reopen The Government

      By Henry Rodgers - The U.S. Senate is set to vote on two bills which could reopen the government as both leaders in the Senate agreed to push forward on votes Tuesday afternoon. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer both agreed to put both President Donald Trump’s shutdown bill and the Democratic proposal, which was already passed by the House. Both will go up for vote on the Senate floor Thursday afternoon. Both of these bills would reopen government immediately. However, the bills would need 60 “yes” votes in order to pass, which is unlikely at this point as neither party has the bipartisan support needed. This comes as the government is on its 32nd day of a partial shutdown, as both parties have failed to come to an agreement on border security, a main issue for Trump and Republicans, which they say must be included in a bill in order for the government to reopen. Also a group of Republican and Democratic senators teamed up to put together a letter to send to Trump, asking him to reopen the government Wednesday. McConnell canceled the Senate’s scheduled recess this week to figure out an end to the partial government shutdown. Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [email protected] Senate Set To Vote On Two Bills Which Could Reopen The Government is original content from Conservative Daily News - Where Americans go for news, current events and commentary they can trust - Conservative News Website for U.S. News, Political Cartoons and more. View the original full article

      in Political Conservative News

    • Report: Economic Toll Of Government Shutdown Almost As Bad As Economic Toll Of Having A Bloated Federal Government In The First Place

      U.S.—The economic toll of the government shutdown is growing by the day, and experts now believe the cost of having the government partially closed down is nearly as bad as the economic toll of a functioning government interfering in our economy, businesses, and private decisions in the first place. The post Report: Economic Toll Of Government Shutdown Almost As Bad As Economic Toll Of Having A Bloated Federal Government In The First Place appeared first on The Babylon Bee. View the original full article

      in Christian Satire

    • Swedish Government Denies Man's Request to Put Jesus' Name on License Plate, Says it Could 'Cause Offense'

      A Swedish man was denied the ability to put Jesus’ name on his license plate because officials said it could “cause offense.” View the full article

      in Christian Current Events

    • Partial Government Shutdown Now The Longest In US History

      By Evie Fordham - The partial government shutdown that started Dec. 22 became the longest in U.S. history Saturday, after surpassing the record set by a 21-day shutdown in 1995 and 1996. The current shutdown is on Day 22 and was triggered after a short-term continuing resolution to fund the government expired on Dec. 21. At the center of the funding battle is approximately $5 billion in funding for the border wall that President Donald Trump wants to build. This shutdown has now surpassed a previous one that began Dec. 16, 1995, and ended Jan. 6, 1996. The 21-day funding gap occurred when former President Bill Clinton refused to cut spending but was hamstrung by former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s refusal to raise the debt ceiling, according to USA Today. Clinton won out according to most accounts by submitting a seven-year balanced budget plan. Gingrich was ridiculed by the media when he said he had been willing to shut down the government twice in 1995 because he felt he had been disrespected during a trip on Air Force One. But the Trump administration does not hold the record for most days of shutdown in a 365-day period. That one belongs to former President Jimmy Carter’s administration. There were three shutdowns that added up to a total of 28 days in 1977 when Carter was president. There have been three partial government shutdowns under Trump so far: the ongoing one, a three-day shutdown in January 2018 and an overnight shutdown in February that did not result in any federal employees being furloughed. The partial government shutdown affects nine departments including Agriculture, Interior and Homeland Security. Now that many federal employees have missed a paycheck, they and their bosses are entering unfamiliar and uncomfortable territory.  Transportation Security Administration officials, for example, are worried about employees calling out sick en masse in a “sickout” after Friday. When will the shutdown end? Trump has teased his ability to declare emergency powers to fund a border wall, but for now, his administration is still trying to work with congressional Democrats. Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [email protected] Partial Government Shutdown Now The Longest In US History is original content from Conservative Daily News - Where Americans go for news, current events and commentary they can trust - Conservative News Website for U.S. News, Political Cartoons and more. View the original full article

      in Political Conservative News

    • Republican Senators Introduce Legislation Which Would ‘Permanently Prevent’ Federal Government From Shutdowns

      By Henry Rodgers - A group of Republican Senators introduced legislation which would permanently prevent the federal government from a shutdown Friday afternoon. Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman, Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, Montana Sen. Steve Daines, Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson, Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi, Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso, Idaho Sen. Jim Risch, Utah Sen. Mike Lee, and Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski introduced the legislation – the “End Government Shutdowns Act,” which will make it so the federal government can never shutdown. This comes as the government has been partially shutdown for 21 days. Republican members of congress have lobbied members of Congress to reach an agreement on a bill that would fund the government and protect the borders. “It’s disappointing that both sides didn’t resolve this matter weeks ago. Shutdowns inevitably costs taxpayers more money once the government reopens. I hope that both parties come together and reach an agreement that brings a resolution to this issue as quickly as possible,” Portman said in a statement. “Moving forward, we should end government shutdowns for good. This bipartisan legislation will accomplish that goal, providing lawmakers with more time to reach a responsible resolution to budget negotiations, giving federal workers and their families more stability, and ensuring we avoid disruptions that ultimately hurt our economy, taxpayers and working families,” he continued. Daines, who also sponsored the bill, echoed a very similar message, saying government shutdowns do not work and that this legislation will help hold members of congress accountable of keeping the government open. “Shutdowns don’t work. Yet we’re seeing them happen time and time again,” Daines said in a statement. “The End Government Shutdowns Act will hold Congress accountable to funding the government and ensure that hardworking folks aren’t paying the price for the partisan, political games being played in DC.” Daines introduced a bill on the Senate floor Thursday that would withhold the pay of members of Congress during future government shutdowns. The bill, sponsored by Republican Texas Sen. John Cornyn, comes hours after Daines announced he sent a letter requesting the secretary of the U.S. Senate withhold his pay during the ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government. Trump was on Capitol Hill Wednesday meeting with Republican senators to discuss the shutdown and border wall funding. After the meeting, he said Republicans were “unified.” The president also warned Democrats he might declare a national emergency if they cannot come to an agreement soon. Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [email protected] Republican Senators Introduce Legislation Which Would ‘Permanently Prevent’ Federal Government From Shutdowns is original content from Conservative Daily News - Where Americans go for news, current events and commentary they can trust - Conservative News Website for U.S. News, Political Cartoons and more. View the original full article

      in Political Conservative News

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.