I like your idea about locking them in a room. No politician should be out on a golf course or enjoying lobbyist benefits while our federal government is without a budget. They should also be included in the shutdown. If the rest of the federal employees don't get paid, then neither should they. I also think that they should have to buy their health care coverage on the federal insurance markets like everyone else. I think it's total
that they aren't subject to the laws they create. I like you am strongly in favor of bipartisan legislation. it is typically the only kind that is long lasting and well functioning.