This bill was difficult to vote no for. However voting no would give our representatives an out for not doing their job. It is up to Congress to either vote for a bill and / or start to negotiate. This country did well due to finding common ground that everyone can agree on. . If they cannot do that , they grace no business being in Congress. The job of our representatives is not to stand by a political philosophy but to work with the opposition. They need to know it is extremely important to do this. No one should get paid while the government is shut down.