• Petitioned U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

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Sen. Jerry Moran
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Sen. Mark Pryor
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Sen. John McCain
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Sen. Chris Murphy
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Sen. Tom Carper
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Sen. Mary Landrieu
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Sen. Susan Collins
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Sen. Claire McCaskill
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Sen. Jon Tester
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Sen. Tom Coburn
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Sen. Mark Begich
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Sen. Rand Paul
Wisconsin
Sen. Ron Johnson
Ohio
Sen. Rob Portman

Dock pay for members of Congress until they pass a budget and all spending bills

    1. Petition by

      No Labels

Only four times in the past 60 years has Congress has passed a budget and all annual spending bills on time. Congress has the lowest public approval rating in history.

It all comes down to a simple fact: Congress is not doing its job – and the most basic job Congress has is deciding how much money the government takes in and how much it spends.  

If Congress can’t make spending and budget decisions on time, then members should not be paid.

No Budget, No Pay bills have already been introduced in the House (H.R. 3643) by Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN) and in the Senate (S. 1981) by Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV), and both bills have numerous bipartisan co-sponsors.

Every government fiscal year begins Oct. 1. With this bill, if the congressional appropriations (spending) process is not completed by that date, congressional pay would cease as of Oct. 1. Congressional salaries would not be paid until appropriations are completed, and members would not receive their lost salaries retroactively.

This reform is the first solution in No Labels 12-point action plan to Make Congress Work! The plan features a dozen common sense proposals to fix the outdated rules, procedures and traditions that have turned Congress into a broken institution.

But it all begins with fixing the process for how we spend money, and this is why the No Budget, No Pay Act needs to pass.

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    • Stephen Elgin FARMINGTON, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      In action on the debt and deficit is inexcusable. Pass a budget and start correcting the problem.

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    • Alice Weeks MONTGOMERY CITY, MO
      • over 2 years ago

      It is time our legislators live as we the American people live. No work-No pay. Same insurance and retirement as we the people. Do Your JOB! as leaders.

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    • Ronald Podschelne CLIFTON PARK, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Please start doing your job. ON TIME

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    • Brent K Sutton CARMEL, IN, IN
      • over 2 years ago

      We are paying a huge price for operating a country without a Congressionally approved

      budget and appropriations.

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    • Lori Grinvalds YUTAN, NE
      • over 2 years ago

      it's the right thing to do!

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