Month: January 2012

DESJARLAIS JOINS COOPER ON ‘NO BUDGET, NO PAY ACT’

Written by The Daily News Journal WASHINGTON — Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-South Pittsburg, has signed onto a bill by Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Nashville, that would deny congressional pay if Congress fails to pass its budgeted appropriations bills on time. “The No Budget, No Pay Act <http://cooper.house.gov/images/stories/no_budget_no_pay.pdf> ” would prohibit members from receiving pay after missing …

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RIVAL PARTIES TO MIX IT UP – NICELY – AT STATE OF THE UNION

The Los Angeles Times Reporting from Washington— Like an estranged married couple trying to reignite the spark, lawmakers again will pair off in bipartisan couplets at the president’s State of the Union speech on Tuesday — making another show of goodwill after a year of bad blood. As of Friday more than 160 members of …

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MAINE ON THE HILL: NO BUDGET, NO PAY FOR CONGRESS?

Members of Congress don’t deserve their paychecks if they fail to decide on time each year how to spend taxpayers’ money, says Rep. Mike Michaud, D-2nd District. Michaud backs legislation that would withhold lawmakers’ paychecks if annual budget and spending bills aren’t finished by Oct. 1, the start of the federal fiscal year. Paychecks would …

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