Long Island Lawmaker Supports No Labels Proposal to Dock Congressional Pay for Late Budget and Spending Bills
Yesterday, Rep. Tim Bishop became a 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. Bishop’s support brings the count to 66 bipartisan co-sponsors for the legislation.
“By co-sponsoring the No Budget, No Pay Act, Congressman Bishop is sending a clear message to his constituents that he knows Congress must be held to the same standard as every American worker,” said No Labels Citizen Leader Ed Kleigman. “In the last 14 years, spending bills have been submitted an average of four months late. Our budget process is clearly broken, and No Budget, No Pay would be a big first step toward fixing it. We thank Rep. Bishop for his leadership on this legislation and look forward to working together to turn No Budget, No Pay 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 Joe Mansour at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 588-1990. To learn more about No Labels, please visit www.NoLabels.org.