In legislation introduced over the weekend, Rep. Bill Foster, D-Ill., called for use of the fitness room and the sauna are reserved for members of Congress to be closed amid the shutdown.
If the government is partially closed, the fitness room and the sauna legislators enjoy should be closed, a Congressman has argued.
In legislation introduced over the weekend, Rep. Bill Foster, D-Ill., called for use of the fitness room and the sauna are reserved for members of Congress to be closed amid the shutdown. Foster, argue in its shutdown prioritization act proposal that Congress should act to end the shutdown does not work.
“While the Trump shut down, not only are members still able to access the taxpayer-funded gym, sauna and steam room while tens stay thousands of employees of Federal agencies furloughed, but janitorial staff are still required to clean the gym and fill it with towels and other ‘essential items,'” Foster wrote in a statement, according to The hill.
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The partial government shutdown that began at 12 o’clock on Saturday morning, entered its third day on Monday with no clear end in sight and without a consensus on spending and border protection.
In-depth action rod, said head of the White house Mick Mulvaney, it was “very possible” the shutdown would last until the beginning of 2019. President Trump, meanwhile, tweeted Monday that he was “all alone” in the White house, “waiting for the Democrats to come in and make an offer desperately needed border security.”