Incredibly, for four years the Democrat-controlled Senate has failed to pass a budget.In those four years, we have gone from $12 trillion to over $16 trillion in debt. Their failure has left the House and the Republican Senate minority as the only people in D.C. trying to solve our debt problem.
When my children were growing up I tried to instill in them that each of us are accountable for our actions. In an effort to bring accountability to Congress, today the House passed The No Budget, No Pay Act which would give both the Senate and House until April 15 to pass budgets, as is required by law. If either chamber fails, its pay will be withheld until it does its job.
At a time when so many Americans are hurting, out of work, or being hit with increased taxes due to the fiscal cliff deal and Obamacare, the least Congress can do is pass a budget explaining its spending priorities to the American people. Our plan will balance the budget within 10 years.
Out of control spending cannot be solved by one chamber, and in an era of divided government, it cannot be solved by one party. No Budget, No Pay is an effort to convince the Democrat-controlled Senate to join us in doing the work we were sent here to do.
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