Wisconsin Lawmaker Supports No Labels Proposal to Withhold Congressional Pay for Late Budget and Spending Bills
This morning, Rep. Ron Kind 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. Kind’s support brings the total count to 91 bipartisan co-sponsors for the legislation.
“Congress’ budget process is broken; it has passed a concurrent budget resolution and all required appropriations bills on time on only four occasions in the last 60 years, “ said No Labels Co-Founder Mark McKinnon. “With his support of No Budget, No Pay, Rep. Kind joins 90 of his fellow colleagues in attempting to solve this problem and get Congress working again. If ordinary Americans don’t perform the responsibilites of their jobs, they don’t get paid. Why should Congress be any different? Rep. Kind believes that Congress should be held to this same standard, and his support of No Budget, No Pay demonstrates that.”
No Labels is a grassroots movement of Democrats, Republicans and indepedents dedicated to the politics of problem-solving. 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.