Nolan Introduces 'No Gov't, No Pay Act'
Posted at: 10/02/2013 2:57 AM
| Updated at: 10/02/2013 9:34 AM
U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN) introduced on Tuesday the “No Government – No Pay Act” of 2013, which would take away the salary of congressional members during government shutdowns.
In a press release, Nolan issued the following statement:
“The inability of this Congress to collaborate, compromise, and get things done has led me to introduce legislation to prohibit Members from being paid when failure to do their job results in a government shutdown.
In the event of a shutdown, Congress must work around the clock without pay to resolve a budget crisis.
Meanwhile, if other working people are to go without pay, and important government services are shut down – jeopardizing jobs and our economic recovery – then the Congress responsible for the mess should not be paid either.
It’s time for Congress to start living in the real world – where you either do your job, or you don’t get paid.
The American people sent this Congress to Washington to use common sense – to collaborate, compromise, solve problems and govern – not to shut down the federal government. It’s time to restore Regular Order [sic] and put an end to government by crisis."
To see how other local lawmakers stand, click here.