Email your lawmakers and urge them to sign-on in support of the No Budget, No Pay Act.
Congress has only passed a budget and all spending bills necessary to fund the government four times in the past 60 years. Congress has the lowest public approval rating in history. It all comes down to a simple fact: Congress is not doing its job – and the most basic job Congress has is deciding how much money the government takes in and how much it spends.
If Congress can't make spending and budget decisions on time, then lawmakers should not get paid.
On February 4, 2013, President Obama signed a debt ceiling extension bill that included a modified No Budget, No Pay provision that would withhold member pay in escrow if their respective chambers fail to pass a budget by April 15. No Labels supported this legislation as a critical step towards more accountable government. However, we will continue to push for implementation of our stronger No Budget, No Pay proposal, which would require timely passage of both a budget and annual spending bills and would also not allow lost member pay to be recovered once it was withheld.
Urge your members of Congress to support H.R. 310 and S. 124, which require that Congress pass not only a budget but all spending bills too, and if they don't, they wouldn't get paid -- with no backpay. And it would be permanent.