Rep. Steve Womack Supports No Labels Proposal to Withhold Congressional Pay for Late Budget and Spending Bills; All Four Arkansas Reps. Now Back Legislation
Yesterday, Rep. Steve Womack 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. With Womack’s sponsorship, all four of Arkansas’ representatives now support the legislation, bringing the total count to 77 bipartisan co-sponsors.
“Congress has passed a budget and all spending bills on time only four times in the past sixty years. By showing they’re steadfast in their support of No Budget, No Pay, Arkansas’ four representatives are saying enough is enough: it’s time for Congress to fulfill its basic responsibilities and to do its job,” said No Labels Co-Founder Mark McKinnon. “These four lawmakers believe that No Budget, No Pay is a common sense solution to this serious problem, and their united support will be essential as we work to get this bill passed.”
For more information on the No Budget, No Pay Act, the No Labels Make Congress Work! action plan or to arrange an interview with a No Labels Co-Founder, please contact John Rigby at email@example.com or (202) 588-1990. To learn more about No Labels, please visit www.NoLabels.org.