See these guys running toward the gunfire? They Capitol Police officers and are currently working without pay, thanks to the shutdown. They have wives and children, mortgages and daycare. The work round the clock - putting themselves between Members of Congress and crazy people/terrorists - and Congress has the nerve not to pay them.
The House of Reps had the balls to give them a standing ovation, but not the guts to the hard work of seeking an end to the situation. Shame on them.