The bill, titled â€śThe Government Shutdown Prevention Act,â€ť is designed for the purposed described in its title. In terms of partisan equity, itâ€™s lacking.
Announced by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on Wednesday, the legislation would make it so that â€śif the Senate fails to pass a measure before April 6, 2011 providing for the appropriations of the departments and agencies of the Government for the remainder of fiscal year 2011, H.R. 1 (as passed by the House on February 19, 2011) becomes law.â€ť
The bill also stipulates that Members of Congress and the President will not get salary payments in the event of a shutdown or the U.S. debt limit being reached.
TVNL Comment:Â This is the most stupipd of all the insane ideas coming out of the GOP.Â Damn it, Eric....read the US Constitution and learn that a bill must pass BOTH Houses of Congress in identical form - and be signed by the President - in order to becomeÂ law.Â Geez.