KXLH: Baucus, Tester talk about averting government shutdown

The federal government will stay open for business, for at least two more weeks.

The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to cut $4 billion dollars from the federal budget as part of a bipartisan measure.

But if Congress can’t agree on long-term plan, it could result in a government shutdown.

U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) says that would irresponsible and if it happens, no member of Congress should get paid.

The Senate unanimously passed legislation co-sponsored by Tester to prevent paychecks from going to members of Congress in the event of a shutdown.

Tester said, “Those of us in Congress need to work together. If we can’t work together and it results in a government shutdown, then we should not be receiving a paycheck. I call on the House to follow our lead and pass this measure.”

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