Brindisi And Katko Call For End To Government Shutdown
Congressmen Anthony Brindisi and John Katko are calling on members of both parties to find a bipartisan solution to end the government shutdown.
At Syracuse's Hancock International Airport this morning, they also announced bipartisan legislation they will introduce to pay Transportation Security Officers during the shutdown.
The bipartisan bill will be introduced this afternoon.
It will allow the Administrator of the TSA to use security fee revenue to pay the salary of the officers during any lapse in appropriations.
"This government shutdown has real consequences, especially for the people who work every day at our airports to keep our country safe," said Brindisi. "The shutdown is causing unwarranted stress to the hardworking men and women who already work incredibly stressful jobs. They should be able to do their jobs without worrying that they might miss a car payment or fall behind on their mortgage."
Brindisi and Katko are part of a group of bipartisan House members committed to working together to end the shutdown and they say it's time for leadership in both parties to follow suit.