Submitted by Collin Berglund on April 30, 2012
A WORKING SENATE?
A two-year transportation bill? Check. U.S. Postal Service reform? Check. The Violence Against Women Act? Check. Bipartisan legislation is passing in the Senate again, but why? “Republicans are very much aware that there’s a chance that we’ll be in charge next year,” says Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN). “And we may have 51 votes or the Democrats may have 51 votes, so we’re kind of stuck with each other, and we need to figure out how to make the place work because we have serious issues that need to be resolved.” It's time to take this momentum and pass No Budget, No Pay: Meredith Shiner for Roll Call: Senate Revives Lawmaking
BUDGETING: Check out Bankrupting America's new video urging the Senate to pass a budget. No Budget, No Pay sponsor Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) is featured midway through. Click here to check it out.
THE ECONOMY HAS PROBLEMS:
Republicans and Democrats agree -- slower economic growth means bigger challenges for ordinary Americans. But the current atmosphere in Washington will delay concerted action to support the economy until after the election: Editorial for The New York Times: The Economy Downshifts
ACTION OF THE DAY: Click here to send a message to your members of Congress and ask them to co-sponsor No Budget, No Pay.