Dem rep introduces bill preventing Paul Ryan from using gym during government shutdown

Dem rep introduces bill preventing Paul Ryan from using gym during government shutdown
Paul Ryan (Image: Christopher Halloran/Shutterstock)

[Ed. – Dems with control of the House of Representatives? Yeah, that’s going to go well.]

Democratic Rep. Bill Foster of Illinois introduced legislation that would prevent Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and other lawmakers from having access to the congressional fitness center during the government shutdown.

“I introduced a bill to close the Congressional gym during a government shutdown,” Foster tweeted Sunday. “[Speaker Ryan] continues to use it during the #TrumpShowdown as federal workers face uncertainty over the holidays. The only task we have right now is ending the #TrumpShutdown.”

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While the fitness center is available to all members of Congress, the proposed legislation, known as the Shutdown Prioritization Act, takes aim at Ryan, banning him and other members from using any of the amenities including the gym, sauna and steam room.

Ryan is a noted gym enthusiast. He was previously a fitness trainer and leads an intense P90X workout class when Congress is in session.

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