Senator David Vitter (R., La.) and Representative Ron DeSantis (R., Fla.) argued today that it was crucial any continuing resolution include an amendment that ended health-care subsidies for congressional staffers.
“I think they’re on completely indefensible ground,” Vitter told reporters in reference to what would occur if Democrats rejected a CR with his amendment.
If a shutdown occurs, he added, “because Democrats won’t accept treating Washington like it treats America, I think that’s a message it’s important for all Americans to hear.”
DeSantis said that a provision that banned “special treatment for Congress” would be “a very tough thing to vote against” for Democrats.