Senator Sponsors No Labels Proposal to Withhold Congressional Pay for Late Budget and Spending Bills; Entire Wyoming Delegation Now Supports Legislation
Late last week Senator Mike Enzi became a co-sponsor of the No Labels-backed No Budget, No Pay Act (H.R. 3643/S. 1981), which would suspend pay for members of Congress if they fail to pass a concurrent budget resolution and all 12 annual spending bills on time. Along with backing from Sen. John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis, the entire Wyoming delegation now supports No Budget, No Pay. Senator Enzi’s support brings the total count to 90 co-sponsors for the legislation.
“It’s a common understanding that if you don’t perform the basic responsibilities of your job, you shouldn’t get paid. By joining the 87 other lawmakers in support of No Budget, No Pay, Wyoming’s delegation shows it thinks Congress should be held to the same standard as the American people,” said No Labels Co-Founder Mark McKinnon. “Congress has time and time again failed to pass a budget and all appropriations bills before the October 1 deadline. In fact, over the past 60 years, this happened on only four occasions. Wyoming’s lawmakers realize the severity of this problem and believe that No Budget, No Pay is a commonsense solution to 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.