Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the House passed the No Budget, No Pay Act by a vote of 285-144:
"Today, House Republicans, with bipartisan support, made a significant stride in putting our fiscal house in order with the passage of the No Budget, No Pay Act. The primary reason our nation is in such financial turmoil and has accrued over sixteen trillion dollars in debt is due to the lack of fiscal responsibility by our federal government. For almost four years, the Senate has failed to fulfill its responsibility to the American people by passing a budget. If hardworking American families and small businesses owners choose not to spend beyond their means and follow a budget, it is the government's duty to abide by one as well.
"The House has acted. I encourage the Senate to do its job and pass a budget, or suffer the consequences and have their pay withheld. Over the next few months, I look forward to working with my colleagues to rein in Washington's out of control spending by supporting significant spending cuts and reforms that will place our nation back on the path to prosperity. The American people deserve it."