Two Democrats want members of the House to work on their ripped abs and chiseled pecs somewhere other than the House gym during the government shutdown.

Rep. Bill FosterGeorge (Bill) William FosterOvernight Health Care — Sponsored by PCMA — ObamaCare premium wars are back Stronger patents — better innovation — bigger economy We still need to march for science MORE (D-Ill.) introduced the Shutdown Prioritization Act or SPA Act, H.R. 3276, Tuesday. The bill would prohibit the Architect of the Capitol from operating the House gym for all members of the House — including nonvoting delegates from U.S. territories — during a lapse in appropriations. 

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The Architect of the Capitol has kept the House gym open during the nine days of the shutdown, which has allowed members to work out and use the gym showers. Rep. Don YoungDonald (Don) Edwin YoungPension committee must deliver on retirement promise Our leaders must end the hate before they burn America down Alaska rep denies suggesting armed Jews could have prevented Holocaust MORE (R-Alaska) and other members told The Hill this week that members need a place to relieve stress and clean up during the day.

But the shutdown has forced a temporary end to the gym's laundering service, which has forced members to reuse towels.

Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.) is the only co-sponsor of the SPA Act.