NC Congressman Robert Pittenger Pushing New Bill To Pay Troops During Shutdown


North Carolina’s 9th District Congressman Robert Pittenger is co-sponsoring a new bill called  ‘Pay Our Protectors, Not Our Politicians Act’, which would essentially withhold pay from congressmen and restore pay to military personnel during the government shutdown.

“There are over 100,000 active duty military based in North Carolina,” Pittenger said in a statement. “Right now, they are defending our freedom while not knowing when they’ll next get paid. For Members of Congress to still receive pay during a government shutdown is unconscionable.”

The Congressman has also released a video saying his office will remain open even during this government shutdown;

What do you think of the shutdown and the new bill?