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No Budget No Pay: 'If Congress doesn't do its job, it shouldn't get paid,' Brindisi says

Congressman Anthony Brindisi co-sponsored legislation to stop members of Congress from being paid if they don't pass a budget.

Posted: Jan 8, 2019 2:17 PM
Updated: Jan 8, 2019 2:34 PM

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Anthony Brindisi co-sponsored legislation to stop members of Congress from being paid if they don't pass a budget.

The No Budget No Pay Act would prevent members of Congress from getting retroactive pay if spending bills are passed after the set deadline. 

“Hardworking Americans know that if they don’t show up and do their jobs, they won’t get paid. The same should be true for Congress,” said Congressman Brindisi in a statement. “A stable, reliable budget process is critical to growing our economy and keeping our country safe. No Budget No Pay is a commonsense solution that forces Congress to do its job and holds members accountable when they don’t."

Congress is supposed to pass a budget resolution by April 15 each year.

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