U.S. Rep. Jim Himes 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 if they fail to pass a concurrent budget resolution and all 12 annual spending bills on time. Himes’ support brings the total count to 78 co-sponsors for the legislation.
“Americans understand the simple reality that if you don’t do your job, you don’t get paid,” said Mark McKinnon, No Labels co-founder. “By joining the 77 other lawmakers in support of No Budget, No Pay, Rep. Himes shows that he believes Congress should be held to this same standard. Congress has time and time again failed to pass a budget and spending bills by the October 1st deadline. In fact, in the past 60 years, a budget was passed only four times. Rep. Himes realizes the severity of this issue and believes that No Budget, No Pay is a serious step toward a solution.”
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