No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013by Representative Diane Black
Posted on 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.
We on the House Budget Committee work hard to pass a responsible budget each year, but the Democrat-controlled Senate refuses to do the same. In fact, it has been nearly 4 years since the Senate has passed a budget, and since that time, the government has racked up annual deficits exceeding $1 trillion a year and, in total, more than $5 trillion in 4 years. If we stay on this current path of record deficits, big government, and unfunded entitlement programs, Greece's present will be America's future.
A massive debt crisis is surely not the future we want for our children or our grandchildren. Fiscal responsibility and accountability in the Halls of Congress cannot wait. Today, we will take an important step in the House, forcing the Senate to either do its job or to face the consequences. It's simple: no budget, no pay.