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03-15-2012, 05:01 PM #1
No Budget, No Pay Act Gets Hearing
Heller’s No Budget, No Pay Act Gets Hearing
(Washington, DC) - At the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing yesterday, U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) spoke about the No Budget, No Pay Act.
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“President Obama’s most recent State of the Union address marked one thousand days since the U.S. Senate passed a binding budget resolution. Since Congress last passed a budget, the federal government has spent $9.4 trillion, adding $4.1 trillion in debt.
“…Members of Congress are willfully refusing to put our nation on a path to long-term fiscal responsibility. As long as this is the case, Americans will continue to be frustrated and angry with Washington’s inability to produce real results.
“…This legislation requires that the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives pass a budget and all appropriations bills by the beginning of each fiscal year. Failure to do so would result in the loss of pay until Congress takes its job seriously. If Congress does not complete its constitutional duties, then its Members should not be paid
“…My hope is that No Budget, No Pay will be adopted as part of a broader effort to change the way Congress does business and restore the confidence of the American people in their government…”
Heller’s No Budget, No Pay Act Highlighted on CNN
Senator Heller’s No Budget, No Pay Act was highlighted by John Avlon on CNN’s Out Front with Erin Burnett.
Video at ....Heller discusses No Budget, No Pay on CNN - YouTube
(received this in e-mail from Heller)The difference between an immigrant and an illegal alien is the equivalent of the difference between a burglar and a houseguest.