The U.S. House of Representatives passed the "No Budget, No Pay Act," which requires Congress to pass a budget to continue getting their own paychecks.
U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall (R-Dist. 7 Georgia) issued a statement today saying that passing a budget is critical as America faces its largest budget crisis in modern history.
"Every family in America knows that when times are tough, the only way to pay all of your bills is to sit around the table and make a budget, prioritizing those expenses that are the most important and reducing those expenses that are less so.
"For the federal government to pay its bills, it too needs a budget, and since 1974, federal law has required the House and Senate to pass a budget each year ... [So] today we passed ‘No Budget, No Pay,’ which withholds Congressional pay for all members of a chamber of Congress until that chamber passes a budget
The measure was added to a bill that extends the debt ceiling for another three months.
What do you think? Should Congressmen's pay be withheld until they pass a federal budget?