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Congressman Bob Gibbs' Statement on 'No Budget, No Pay' Act

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U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH) released the following statement following House passage of H.R. 325, the "No Budget, No Pay' Act:

"It has been nearly four years since the United States Senate has passed a budget, which is outrageous. The American people elected their Senators and Representatives to Congress with the fundamental expectation that a budget would be put in place for our country's finances. Hardworking American families across this country abide by a budget of their own every day, and it is truly absurd that their tax dollars are being spent without accountability, resulting in an out-of-control spending culture in Washington that is reckless and irresponsible.

"Our debt has reached $16.4 trillion under President Obama. His outrageous spending habits have forced a $5 trillion increase in the debt limit in just four years. We have no choice but to begin working toward a balanced budget without accruing more of a deficit. Republicans in the House have passed two responsible, cost-cutting budgets, while the Democrat-led Senate has failed to generate any semblance of a budget.

"It is only fair that lawmakers in Washington be held accountable for failing to enact a responsible budget for Americans' hard-earned tax dollars. H.R. 325 ensures that each Chamber's Members' pay will be withheld should they fail to pass a budget, and I am pleased it passed the House today. We are now one step closer to forcing Democrats to make a priority of responsibly managing our nation's finances."


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