Ohio Lawmaker Supports No Labels Proposal to Withhold Congressional Pay for Late Budget and Spending Bills
Late last week Rep. Steve Chabot 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. Chabot’s support brings the total count to 79 co-sponsors for the legislation.
“It is crucial to hold members of Congress to the same standard as hard-working Americans: if they don’t do their job, they shouldn’t get paid, " said No Labels Co-Founder Mark McKinnon. “Since 1952, Congress has passed a budget and all spending bills before its Oct. 1 deadline only four times. Rep. Chabot understands that this is unacceptable and believes that No Budget, No Pay is a big step towards solving this problem. This legislation will not only help Congress pass a budget and all spending bills; it will also instill faith in the American people that Congress is capable of getting things done."
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.