U.S. Representative Scott Perry (PA-10) joined Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) and 14 bipartisan Members of Congress to call on Congressional Leadership to include a “No Budget, No Pay” provision in any negotiations for the end-of-year government funding bill.
A “No Budget, No Pay” proposal would withhold Members’ pay if Congress failed to pass a budget to fund the federal government.
“Hardworking Americans wake up every day and work their fingers to the bone to earn their paycheck. They know if they don’t show up and do their jobs, they won’t be paid. That Congress is not held to this same standard is unacceptable, which is why I’ve joined with a bipartisan group to hold Members accountable to our constitutional duties. Passing a budget that funds the federal government is a primary role of Congress, yet year after year, it fails to meet the October 1 fiscal deadline. It’s time to get serious about controlling our Nation’s spending and debt, and get back to building budgets through regular order,” said Congressman Perry.
Rep. Perry first supported a “No Budget, No Pay” provision in the first month of his first term in Congress, and has forgone pay during government shutdowns in 2013 and 2018-2019.
The letter is also signed by Senators Kyrsten Sinema, Mike Braun, Ted Cruz, Steve Daines, Joni Ernst, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, as well as Representatives Jack Bergman, Vern Buchanan, Brian Fitzpatrick, Mike Gallagher, Kevin Hern, Lance Gooden, and Ralph Norman.