Delaware Lawmaker Supports No Labels Proposal to Dock Congressional Pay for Late Budget and Spending Bills
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.
“By co-sponsoring No Budget, No Pay, Congressman Carney is sending a clear message to his constituents that he understands Congress must be held to the same standards as every American worker,” said No Labels Co-Founder Mark McKinnon. “Our budget process is broken as Congress hasn’t passed a budget and its spending bills on time once in the last 15 years. This chronic lateness has lasting fiscal consequences, and No Budget, No Pay is a big first step in addressing the issue. We look forward to Congressman Carney’s continued leadership as we work to turn this bill into law.”
For more information on the 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 Sarah Feldman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 588-1990. To learn more about No Labels, please visit www.NoLabels.org.