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Foxx: No Budget, No Pay will Pressure Washington to do its Work


Location: Washington, DC

GOP Conference Secretary, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) today issued the following statement on the passage of H.R. 325, the No Budget, No Pay Act in the House of Representatives:

"It is downright embarrassing that the United States Senate has failed to pass a budget for almost four years. Every North Carolina family and small business has to contend with the realities of budgeting, and Washington should be no exception. In fact, politicians should not get paid if they fail to do their most basic job -- passing a budget.

"Our country and job market are mired in $16.4 trillion dollars of debt. A spending plan is needed to undo that damage and end the cycle of $1 trillion dollar deficits that has characterized every year of the Obama Presidency. The No Budget, No Pay Act will put pressure on Washington to finally do its work. The Senate should consider this legislation immediately.

"House Republicans will continue to lead the way this year and pass another budget that takes bold stands on spending priorities and lays out a plan to eliminate deficits in ten years. It's time for Washington to get serious."

H.R. 325 will next proceed to the Senate for consideration.

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