Congressman Chuck Fleischmann Votes for No Budget, No Pay Act

Jan 23, 2013 Issues: Spending Cuts and Debt

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann Votes for No Budget, No Pay Act

WASHINGTON− Congressman Chuck Fleischmann voted for the No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013.  In exchange for a temporary debt ceiling increase, the bill will enact real fiscal restraints by requiring the House and Senate each to pass a budget.  Member pay will be withheld if they fail.

“The principle here is pretty simple, if there’s no budget then there’s no pay.  The House has passed responsible budgets each year I have been in Congress; however, it’s been over 1,300 days since the Democrat controlled Senate produced a budget.   This irresponsible pattern must end this year.

“Not having a budget wouldn’t fly for hardworking Americans at home or at work, and it shouldn’t be allowed in Congress.  We cannot ever truly constrain spending if the Senate will not pass a budget. With the passage of this bill the Senate Democrats will finally be obligated to produce a path to get our fiscal house in order.”

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