California Lawmaker Supports No Labels Proposal to Withhold Congressional Pay for Late Budget and Spending Bills
Late last week Rep. Wally Herger 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. Herger’s support brings the total count to 89 bipartisan co-sponsors for the legislation.
“Congress' budget process is entirely broken: It has not passed a joint budget resolution and all required spending bills on time even once in the last 16 years," said No Labels Co-Founder Mark McKinnon. “With his support of No Budget, No Pay, Rep. Herger shows he's ready to solve this problem to get Congress working again. By joining nearly 90 of his fellow colleagues who support No Budget, No Pay, Rep. Herger is holding himself to the same standard that many hard-working Americans hold themselves to: If they don't perform the basic responsibilities of their jobs, they don't expect to get paid. The bill continues to gain strong momentum in Congress, and Rep. Herger's support brings it one step closer to becoming a law."
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.