Congressman Steve Daines today voted in support of the "No Budget, No Pay" Act, which works to bring accountability to Congress by requiring both the House and Senate to pass a budget or see their pay withheld. The legislation also provides for a temporary suspension of the federal debt limit.
After voting in support of the "No Budget, No Pay" Act, Daines offered the following statement:
"Montana families and small businesses understand that you can't spend more than you take in and that you need to balance your budget. These are common sense principles that Montanans live by every day--yet Washington refuses to follow them. It's absurd that Congress continues to refuse to fulfill the most basic requirement of their job--and that's passing a budget. I've spent 28 years of my life in business, and I know that if you don't do your job, you don't get paid. We need to bring that same accountability to Washington.
"Our nation is facing a fiscal crisis, and Washington's refusal to balance its budget only drives us deeper into debt--threatening our economic recovery, the promises we've made to our seniors, and the future we hope to leave to the next generation. Washington must be accountable to the American people. No budget, no pay."