Senator Boxer: No Pay for Congress if Government Shuts Down   

Wednesday, January 23, 2013  

Dear Friend:

Yesterday I introduced the Government Shutdown and Default Prevention Act, legislation that would prevent Members of Congress and the President of the United States from being paid during a default or shutdown of the federal government.  To read more, please click here.

A default on our nation’s debt or a deliberate shutdown of our government would be a disaster for our economy and hurt millions of Americans.  This legislation would send a simple message to members of Congress – if you take these actions that will severely harm the American people, you don’t deserve and won’t receive a paycheck.


Barbara Boxer, US Senator, California
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer