U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., announced he is an original cosponsor of "No Budget, No Pay" (S. 124), bipartisan Senate legislation introduced today by U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., that would suspend pay for members of Congress if they fail to pass a budget and all appropriations bills by the beginning of the fiscal year on October 1.
"Failing to pass a budget and accomplish this most basic responsibility of government is a total failure of leadership and represents everything the American people hate about Washington," said Corker. "If Congress can't perform its most basic responsibility, I worry how we'll ever demonstrate the courage needed to make the tough decisions necessary to put our country on a path to fiscal solvency."
Corker has never accepted his Senate salary. Since taking office in 2007, his salary has gone directly to the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga which distributes it to various charities.