WMDT 47 NEWS - An online petition has been circulating asking Congress to relinquish their paychecks during the government shutdown.
As of Friday afternoon, close to 350,000 people signed the MoveOn.org petition, which demands members of the House and Senate to stop getting paid while 800,000 people wait at home for furloughs to be lifted.
WMDT asked viewers whether or not Congress should be paid during the shutdown.
Here's what some had to say:
"I don't think it's right," said Andrea Fletcher of Hebron, Md. "I don't think it's fair."
Robert Onyrscuk of Nanticoke, Md. said that "I think if they were in the situation that a lot of us are in, things would get done a lot faster."
But Tamela Polk of Fruitland, Md. disagreed and says, "They still should be getting paid, but I don't think it's fair for the ones that are going to work and not get paid."
While Rep. Rick Nolan (D-Minn.) introduced his bill, the "No Government – No Pay Act" of 2013 on Tuesday that would block Congressional leaders from collecting a paycheck during the shutdown, it could violate the 27th Amendment.
The written amendment states that "no law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of representatives shall have intervened."