Daily Dose: Rep. Paul Ryan

Daily Dose: Rep. Paul Ryan

REP. PAUL RYAN: The chairman of the House Budget Committee says he would absolutely support the No Budget, No Pay Act. Support is growing: Click here to listen to the recording and skip ahead to 3:18 to hear Ryan talk No Budget, No Pay.

FED UP: Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI) knows Americans are fed up with Congress. "To change Washington, we've got to change these incentives. Members of Congress need to be held accountable for passing a budget resolution and appropriations bills on time. Yet we receive a paycheck even if we don't fulfill this fundamental responsibility," he writes. Reid J. Ribble for The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: For Congress, it should be: No budget, no pay
 
DISCONNECT: The disconnect between liberal party activists and moderate voters helps explain why Democrats don't perform better in national elections despite larger numbers nationwide: Ruth Marcus for The Washington Post: Democrats must chase independents to win
 
STAT OF THE DAY: While 23 percent of Americans give their own representatives favorable ratings, only 7 percent think Congress as a whole is doing a good job: Harris Interactive: Job Ratings for Congress Stay Near Historical Lows
 
HONEST DISCUSSION: Americans need to talk about what government should do in a civilized society. "We must hold politicians accountable, but we must be accountable, too." Editorial for The Arizona Daily Sun: Power is ours to fix government

 

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  • February 22, 2012
    Jack McCullough
    The chairman of the House Budget Committee says he would absolutely support the No Budget, No Pay Act.
  • June 8, 2012
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    Yesterday Rep. John Carney became a co-sponsor of the No Labels-backed No Budget, No Pay Act (H.R. 3643/S. 1981), which will withhold pay for members of Congress if they fail to pass a concurrent budget resolution and all 12 annual spending bills on time. Rep. Carney’s support brings the count to 67 bipartisan co-sponsors for the legislation.
  • February 7, 2012
    Collin Berglund
    The budget battle in the House will almost certainly be a source of Washington gridlock, but at least those members will talk about our country's priorities and how much to spend on those priorities. The Senate plans to skip the conversation entirely.

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