Month: February 2012

REP. BENISHEK CALLS FOR CUTTING CONGRESSIONAL PAY: ‘NO BUDGET, NO PAY’ LEGISLATION

The State Column Congressman Dan Benishek (MI-01) today cosponsored H.R. 3643, a bill that will prohibit Members of Congress from receiving paychecks in any year that a federal budget is not enacted. “This bipartisan legislation is a simple measure aimed at getting Washington to work again. Congress has a constitutional responsibility to outline how it …

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90-DAY UP-OR-DOWN VOTE ON PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATIONS

The Hill Our country faces a crisis of confirmation.

 200 unconfirmed presidential nominees.

Over 900 straight days with more than 80 vacancies on the federal bench.

Over a dozen unfilled ambassador posts.

More than 30 “judicial emergencies” declared by the federal judiciary due to an enormous backlog of cases.

 The confirmation process for presidential appointments is broken. Delaying …

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TOUGH MEDICINE FOR CONGRESSIONAL DYSFUNCTION

Arizona Daily Sun To the editor: Polls confirm the disgust of a large majority of Americans with congressional dysfunction. The 400,000 members of No Labels are trying to do something about it through promoting nonpartisan changes in congressional rules to drive a more functional Congress. Their hardest-hitting proposal, “No budget, no pay,” is designed to …

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SUPPORT THE ‘NO BUDGET, NO PAY’ LAW FOR CONGRESS

Chicago Now Here’s a good idea: If Congress doesn’t pass the budget on time–which it habitually fails to do–congressmen wouldn’t be paid. It’s being pushed by “a group of Republicans, Democrats and Independents dedicated to a simple proposition: We want our government to work again,” according to its website. Here is the group’s pitch for the new law …

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NO BUDGET? NO PAY!

The Huffington Post A thousand days. In our gazelle-paced, über-networked society, so many remarkable, epochal events have taken place during the last thousand days: Both the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street emerged as powerful rebuttals to the status quo in American politics… The Arab Spring ushered in a domino effect that toppled vicious dictators …

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