Colorado senators propose arresting lawmakers for government shutdowns


Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner and Sen. Michael Bennet. (Photo: Getty Images)

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DENVER — Colorado’s senators are putting their politics aside in hopes of preventing future government shutdowns.

According to the Denver Post, Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet and Republican Sen. Cory Gardner hope to prevent any repeat of the government shutdowns in 2013 and 1995.

They propose if lawmakers reach the shutdown stage, the plan would require a roll call once an hour every day from 8 a.m. to midnight for as long as a shutdown is in place.

If a majority of senators are absent, those in attendance could decide to have the absent senators arrested.

The last time there was a shutdown was in 2013, when 16 days were lost. In 1995, the shutdown lasted 21 days.

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