Today’s New York Daily News front page is a good fit with this story: “A government shutdown will force agencies to close their doors and send many employees home without pay, but the money won’t stop flowing for congressional lawmakers trying to win reelection.”
Common Cause’s Karen Hobert Flynn: “"It’s unthinkable that in the midst of a shutdown, which may deprive up to 1 million federal employees of their paychecks, members of the House and Senate would pursue a political payday."
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