Congressional Hearing for ‘No Budget, No Pay’

Congressional Hearing for ‘No Budget, No Pay’

The ‘No Budget, No Pay’ concept is receiving an official hearing Wednesday from the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.  This idea ultimately revolves around the understanding that if Congress does not pass a budget and all twelve accompanying spending bills, then every law maker’s paycheck will be cut off.

This type of warning should come as no surprise considering the last time Congress passed a budget was in 2009.  Congress has in the past found ways not to deal with the budget but still operate.  Congressional leaders have even sometimes canceled the budget debate all together; especially during election years because of its political risk.

“You take any other Nevadan or any other American and tell them you don’t have to do their job for 1,000 days — they probably don’t keep their job,” Senator Dean Heller (R-NV).

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