The law should apply to both Houses of Congress, not either or. If taxpayers and government workers cannot get the services or perform their jobs, Congress should feel the pain too. They get paid from the same fiscal budget as others so no exemption for them. An Escrow account!!?! As long as the funds earned in escrow go back into the budget not into the pockets of lawmakers. That’s like allowing Congress to earn monies as a result of their incompetence and inability to pass a budget. They can scheme to not pass a budget and make money anyway. Our representative and the president are so dishonest now. They do not serve the people of this Country. They just promote self interest.