Illinois Lawmaker Supports No Labels Proposal to Withhold Congressional Pay for Late Budget and Spending Bills
Late last week Rep. Dan Lipinski became a co-sponsor of the No Labels-backed No Budget, No Pay Act (H.R. 3643/S. 1981), which will suspend pay for members of Congress should they fail to pass a concurrent budget resolution and all 12 annual spending bills on time. Rep. Lipinski's support brings the total count to 85 bipartisan co-sponsors for the legislation.
“Americans understand this simple reality: If you don’t do your job, you don’t get paid. By joining over 80 of his colleagues in support of No Budget, No Pay, Rep. Lipinski shows that he understands Congress should be held to the same standard,” said No Labels Co-Founder Mark McKinnon. “Congress has time and time again failed to pass a budget and spending bills by the October 1st deadline. In fact, over the past 60 years, a budget and all appropriation bills have passed on time only four times. Rep. Lipinski realizes the severity of this issue and believes that No Budget, No Pay is a serious step toward a solution.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 588-1990. To learn more about No Labels, please visit www.NoLabels.org.