Instead of writing and passing legislation that would automatically stop the government from shutting down (and indiscriminately reduce funding), why don't they focus on ACTUALLY PASSING A BUDGET!! Every year, the same circus over and over, they can't pass a budget so they do continuing resolution just to keep the government running, or they let it shut down. Do they realize that affects people's lives? People who rely on government services, people who work for the government, anyone who needs the VA. They need to get their s**t together and do their jobs!