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  • No Budget, No Pay for Mr. Reid

    by Representative Marlin A. Stutzman

    Posted on 2013-01-23

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    STUTZMAN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. STUTZMAN. Mr. Speaker, growing up back home on the farm in Indiana, we all knew that ``if you don't work, you don't eat.'' Unfortunately, that doesn't hold true if you're the majority leader in the United States Senate.

    It's been 4 years since Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has brought a budget to the floor of the United States Senate. You could build the Pentagon three times in that timeframe. It's time to pass a budget out of the United States Senate, and Senator Reid should not be paid until it's done.

    The House has acted responsibly. We've met our deadlines, and we have set our priorities. I was part of the House Budget Committee when we put together budgets that tried to get our out-of-control spending under control and rein in our $16 trillion of debt. The Senate has not acted one time in that timeframe.

    It's time to make the hard choices and do the work necessary to restore fiscal responsibility to Washington. It's time for Senator Reid to pass a budget or withhold his paycheck.


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