It has been nearly four years since the US Senate passed a budget. In an attempt to increase accountability, numerous Republican House members took to Twitter today to endorse #NoBudgetNoPay legislation:
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPWhip) January 18, 2013
#NoBudgetNoPay The Senate has not passed a budget in four years.
— Eric Cantor (@EricCantor) January 18, 2013
— Speaker John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) January 18, 2013
If the Senate or House fails to pass a budget, Members of Congress will not be paid.#NoBudgetNoPay it's that simple.
— Rep. Bill Huizenga (@RepHuizenga) January 18, 2013
It's time to get serious about getting our fiscal house in order. #NoBudgetNoPay is what I am going to support.
— Rep. Vicky Hartzler (@RepHartzler) January 18, 2013
Politicians who are required by law to pass a budget should not be allowed to shirk their responsibility without consequences #NoBudgetNoPay
— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantisFL) January 18, 2013
President Obama has notified the House that they will not meet the budget deadline. Again. #NoBudgetNoPay
— Mike Fitzpatrick (@RepFitzpatrick) January 18, 2013
Senate hasn't passed a budget in 4 years.Maybe if we take away their paychecks they will.#NoBudgetNoPay
— Rep. Andy Harris, MD (@RepAndyHarrisMD) January 18, 2013
— Glenn ‘GT' Thompson (@CongressmanGT) January 18, 2013
Congress doesn't deserve a paycheck if they can't do their job. Tell Senate Democrats to pass a budget. #NoBudgetNoPay
— Lynn Westmoreland (@RepWestmoreland) January 18, 2013
While making sure we have a budget that outlines how we improve Americas future and get to a balanced budget #NoBudgetNoPay
— Rep. Rob Wittman (@RobWittman) January 18, 2013
— Rep. Bill Flores (@RepBillFlores) January 18, 2013
The idea, which has been promoted by No Labels, has support in the US Senate, too:
— Dean Heller (@SenDeanHeller) January 14, 2013
— JohnCornyn (@JohnCornyn) January 18, 2013