A high-ranking aide to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told Democratic chiefs of staff that a government shutdown is more likely than not, according to attendees.
Speaking at a regular meeting of the top aides to House Democrats, Pelosi’s floor director, Jerry Hartz, offered up, unprompted, his assessment that the odds favor inaction before the government runs out of money, sources said.
So.... if the US government runs out of money, do Congressional representatives still get their salaries?!?!?!? :-)
I sincerely doubt that this is going to be an issue, unlike for the working men and women whose companies have run out of money, fired them, and put them in the unemployment lines.