Braun files “No Budget, No Pay” bill

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U.S. Sen. Mike Braun

Soon after taking the oath of office for the 116th Congress, U.S. Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., introduced “No Budget, No Pay” legislation.

The legislation requires members of Congress to pass the annual budget resolutions and all appropriations bills by the start of the fiscal year, Oct. 1, otherwise Congress members will not be paid, with retroactive pay prohibited.

“In the private sector folks roll up their sleeves and get to work on day one, and that’s exactly what we’re doing by introducing ‘No Budget, No Pay’ legislation,” said Braun of Jasper. “There are consequences for unfinished work in the business world, and considering it’s Congress’s job to pass budgets and spending bills, it’s time we hold Washington to the same standard.”

The partial government shutdown began on Dec. 22, 2018, as lawmakers in the nation’s capital battle over one of President Donald Trump’s most divisive campaign promises: funding the construction of a border wall between southern states and Mexico.

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