Congressman Tim Walberg voted in favor of H.R. 325, the “No Budget, No Pay Act,” on Jan. 23, which requires both the House and Senate to pass a budget within the next three months, or Congress members won’t get paid.
“The Senate needs to be held accountable for not passing a budget in almost four years, because that’s hard-working taxpayer dollars they’re dealing with,” he said in a press release.
“Families and small business owners work within a budget and it’s only fair that they expect their government to do the same,” he said.
House Republicans have twice passed a budget to address the mounting debt and promote a healthy economy, Walberg said, adding, “Our goal is to advance a budget that balances within 10 years.”
“The Senate needs to join us in affirming that Congress should not be paid until they’ve accomplished the simple task of passing a budget, and realizing that our country cannot solve its debt crisis until their government stops spending beyond its means,” Walberg said in the press release.