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  • No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013


    A picture of Representative Sander M. Levin

    Representative Sander M. Levin

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    Date: 2013-01-23

    LEVIN. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I shall consume. This Republican bill is not a change in policy. It's a change in tactics. House Republicans continue to play with economic fire. They're...



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    Representative Paul Ryan

    From: WI District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-23

    RYAN of Wisconsin asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. RYAN of Wisconsin. I thank the chairman. Mr. Speaker, you know what we know with certainty? We know with certainty...



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    Representative Chris Van Hollen

    From: MD District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-23

    VAN HOLLEN. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman from Michigan. This resolution contains some good news, but lots of bad news for the American people. The good news is that our congressional Republican...



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    Representative David G. Reichert

    From: WA District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-23

    REICHERT. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman. Let me just see if I can simplify this just a little bit. There are three branches of government. Two branches of the government have responsibility for...



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    Representative Charles B. Rangel

    From: NY District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-23

    RANGEL asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. RANGEL. I don't think anyone challenges the fact that we have to stop overspending. You just can't simplify it and say,...



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    Representative Tom Reed

    From: NY District 23

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-23

    REED. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I rise today in support of this No Budget, No Pay proposal. This is why we ran for office. This is why I came to Washington, D.C.--to stand for a vision that's going...



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    Representative Jim McDermott

    From: WA District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-23

    McDERMOTT asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. McDERMOTT. Mr. Speaker, here we are with another Republican straw man out here--a bill set up to fail. The Senate has...



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    Representative Diane Black

    From: TN District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-23

    BLACK. As a charter member of the Fix Congress Now Caucus and as an early supporter of the No Budget, No Pay, I am very excited that this legislation will be voted on in the House in just a little bit. ...



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    Representative Richard E. Neal

    From: MA District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-23

    NEAL. Thank you, Mr. Levin. Our job here is to educate the public, not to entertain them. They ran up deficits on the Republican side of $6 trillion during an 8-year period of time--$2.3 trillion worth...



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    Representative Peter J. Roskam

    From: IL District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-23

    ROSKAM. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Look, here is an opportunity. There is an opportunity to find common ground. There is an opportunity to do something that makes common sense, that is not just common...



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    Representative Xavier Becerra

    From: CA District 34

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-23

    BECERRA. If you buy a house, you pay your mortgage--well, at least under this bill, for 3 or 4 months. If you want your kids to go to college, you take out student loans, and you'll tell the bank, well,...



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    Representative Todd C. Young

    From: IN District 9

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-23

    YOUNG of Indiana. Mr. Speaker, as I travel in my south central Indiana district, I hear frequently two simple requests from my constituents. First, they want us to get our spending and our debt under...



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    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-23

    BLUMENAUER. We continue to talk past one another. The issue isn't passing a budget or not passing a budget. The issue is whether or not we're going to take fundamental steps to reform the way that we...



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    Representative Adrian Smith

    From: NE District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-23

    SMITH of Nebraska. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 325. The bill is an important step toward getting our fiscal house in order because it requires the Senate to finally pass a budget, something...



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    Representative Bill Pascrell Jr.

    From: NJ District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-23

    PASCRELL. Mr. Speaker, the 14th Amendment of the Constitution states, if I may paraphrase, the public debt of the United States shall not be questioned. In other words, we don't even have the power,...



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    Representative Rodney Davis

    From: IL District 13

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-23

    DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 325, which is based on a very simple principle: if Congress does not pass a budget, Congress does not get paid. We cannot start the process...



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    Representative Ron Kind

    From: WI District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-23

    KIND. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding me this time. Mr. Speaker, the legislation before us today solves no problems. In fact, it just maintains the great uncertainty hanging over the...



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    Representative Joseph Crowley

    From: NY District 14

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-23

    CROWLEY. I thank the gentleman from Michigan for yielding me this time. The Budget Control Act of 2011 sets the budget for the next 10 years. It actually says it in the name of the bill: the Budget...



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    Representative John A. Boehner

    From: OH District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-23

    BOEHNER. Let me thank my colleague for yielding, and ask my colleagues today to vote for the No Budget, No Pay Act. You know, the promise here is pretty simple. It says that there should be no long-term...



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    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-23

    HOYER. I thank the gentleman for yielding. I want to say to the Speaker before he leaves the floor, I believe the Speaker wants to get to a responsible agreement between our parties, between the House...



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    Representative Michael G. Fitzpatrick

    From: PA District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-23

    FITZPATRICK. I thank the gentleman. Mr. Speaker, this is not a gimmick. For the past, almost going on now 4 years, our colleagues in the Senate have failed in their most basic responsibility of governance,...



    A picture of Representative Danny K. Davis

    Representative Danny K. Davis

    From: IL District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-23

    DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 325, which is based on a very simple principle: if Congress does not pass a budget, Congress does not get paid. We cannot start the process...



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    Representative Linda T. Sánchez

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    Date: 2013-01-23

    SANCHEZ of California. I want to thank my colleagues on the other side of the aisle for understanding the need to stop dancing with default. Recognizing that we can't disregard our obligations to seniors,...



    A picture of Representative John K. Delaney

    Representative John K. Delaney

    From: MD District 6

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-23

    DELANEY. There's more cash in U.S. corporations than there's ever been in our country's history. Corporations have three things they can do with their cash: They can raise their dividends; they can buy...



    A picture of Representative Candice S. Miller

    Representative Candice S. Miller

    From: MI District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-23

    MILLER of Michigan. Madam Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. I rise today in strong support of H.R. 325, the No Budget, No Pay Act. The Budget Act of 1974 requires each House of...



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    Representative Robert A. Brady

    From: PA District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-23

    BRADY of Pennsylvania. Madam Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. This bill is not a serious or viable attempt to address the debt ceiling issue and is merely another way to avoid dealing...



    A picture of Representative Gregg Harper

    Representative Gregg Harper

    From: MS District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-23

    HARPER. Madam Speaker, the No Budget, No Pay portion of this bill was written specifically to ensure that it complies with the 27th Amendment [[Page H245]] to the Constitution. The bill does not vary...



    A picture of Representative Peter Welch

    Representative Peter Welch

    From: VT District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-23

    WELCH. I thank the gentleman. We have sharp differences in this body on taxes, on spending, on the best path forward to resolve our fiscal situation. Those are fairly legitimate debates, but there...



    A picture of Representative Hakeem S. Jeffries

    Representative Hakeem S. Jeffries

    From: NY District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-23

    JEFFRIES. Over the last 2 years, the debt ceiling has been illegitimately demonized, politicized, and mischaracterized. If it were possible to give voice to the debt ceiling, it might reasonably ask...



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    Senator Nancy Pelosi

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    Date: 2013-01-23

    PELOSI. Madam Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding. I thank him; our ranking member on the Ways and Means Committee, Mr. Levin; and our ranking member on Budget, Mr. Van Hollen, for their leadership...



    A picture of Representative Jerrold Nadler

    Representative Jerrold Nadler

    From: NY District 10

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-23

    NADLER asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. NADLER. Madam Speaker, the gimmick nature of this whole thing I won't elaborate on. It's been done before. The fact that...



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    Representative James E. Clyburn

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    Date: 2013-01-23

    CLYBURN asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. CLYBURN. I thank the gentleman for yielding me this time. In 2011, the majority leader, Mr. Cantor, said: We don't...



    A picture of Representative Jim Cooper

    Representative Jim Cooper

    From: TN District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-23

    COOPER. Madam Speaker, I rise today to support No Budget, No Pay. The idea behind No Budget, No Pay came from a Nashvillian who approached me two years ago and said, ``I don't get paid if I don't do...



    A picture of Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-23

    JACKSON LEE. Madam Speaker, this measure will continue to ensure funding for all federal government obligations and allow the government to continue its day to day operations through May of 2013. The...



    A picture of Representative Patrick Murphy

    Representative Patrick Murphy

    From: FL District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-23

    MURPHY of Florida. Madam Speaker, I have a motion to recommit at the desk. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is the gentleman opposed to the bill? Mr. MURPHY of Florida. I am opposed in its current form. ...



    A picture of Representative Gene Green

    Representative Gene Green

    From: TX District 29

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-23

    GREEN of Texas, PERLMUTTER, THOMPSON of California, Mrs. McCARTHY of New York, Messrs. MORAN, SCHIFF, RUPPERSBERGER, and BLUMENAUER changed their vote from ``yea'' to ``nay.'' Messrs. HUFFMAN, POLIS...