Tennessee Lawmaker Supports No Labels Proposal to Withhold Congressional Pay for Late Budget and Spending Bills
This week Rep. Marsha Blackburn 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 if they fail to pass a concurrent budget resolution and all 12 annual spending bills on time. Rep. Blackburn’s support brings the total count to 74 co-sponsors for the legislation.
“If average Americans fail to perform the basic responsibilities of their jobs, they don’t get paid. By signing on to No Budget, No Pay, Rep. Blackburn is demonstrating that members of Congress need to be held to the same standard,” said No Labels Co-Founder Mark McKinnon. “Congress is no longer fulfilling its fiscal responsibility. In the last 15 years, Congress has not passed a budget and spending bills on time even once. Rep. Blackburn realizes that No Budget, No Pay is a big step in fixing this serious issue.”
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.