If by some miracle (Mitt! You're up!) the senate is allowed to vote on this and it passes but the president won't sign it, you could veto him. Do you know how fantastic it would be to see this whole system work the way our forefathers intended? This safeguard was built in to protect us from being governed by a dictator, please use it. Instead of being scorned and ridiculed you could go down in history as the senate that freed almost 800,000 federal employees! That sad expression on your face is inspiring, Mitt but passing this bill could actually do something to save 5,000 of your constituents from financial ruin. You were here Tuesday night, did you ask anyone what they wanted? All signs indicated they want to go back to work. Say it with me - compromise. Compromise for the almost 800,000! Sorry Homeland Security.