South Carolina Lawmaker Supports No Labels Proposal to Withhold Congressional Pay for Late Budget and Spending Bills
Last week Rep. Mick Mulvaney 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. Mulvaney’s backing brings the total count to 81 co-sponsors for the legislation.
“By joining 80 of his fellow colleagues in support of the No Budget, No Pay Act, Rep. Mulvaney shows that he believes Congress should be held accountable if they fail to pass a budget on time,” said No Labels Co-Founder Mark McKinnon. “A budget and all spending bills have passed on time only four times in the last 60 years, and not once in the last 16 years. It's clear that our budget process is broken, and Rep. Mulvaney believes that No Budget, No Pay is a commonsense solution we need to fix it.”
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.