Timeline: No Budget, No Pay

Timeline: No Budget, No Pay

December 13, 2011: No Labels introduces the Make Congress Work! action plan, starting with a proposal to withhold pay for members of Congress if they do not pass a budget and all spending bills on time.

The No Budget, No Pay Act is entered as a bill in the House by sponsor Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN) and in the Senate by sponsor Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV).

February 29, 2012: No Budget, No Pay has 36 co-sponsors in the House and Senate.

March 14, 2012: No Budget, No Pay receives a hearing in the Senate. Click here to check out some photos from the hearing.

May 10, 2012: No Budget, No Pay is up to 58 co-sponsors.

June 23, 2012: No Budget, No Pay has 73 co-sponsors total.

November 6, 2012: Ami Bera defeats Rep. Dan Lungren on a message of “No Budget, No Pay.” Lungren single-handedly held up the bill in the House, refusing to give it a hearing.

December 31, 2012: No Budget, No Pay ends the 112th Congress with 95 co-sponsors in the House and Senate. The average bill in Congress from 1973-2004 had about 11 co-sponsors in the House and around 3 in the Senate.

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