Representative Anthony Brindisi

Representing the 22nd District of New York

Brindisi Cosponsors No Budget No Pay Act

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January 8, 2019
Press Release
“If Congress doesn’t do its job, it shouldn’t get paid”

Congressman Anthony Brindisi (NY-22) today cosponsored the No Budget No Pay Act (H.R. 129) to stop members of Congress from being paid if they don’t pass a budget and appropriations bills on time. The No Budget No Pay Act also prevents members of Congress from receiving retroactive pay if spending bills are passed after the deadline.

“Hardworking Americans know that if they don’t show up and do their jobs, they won’t get paid. The same should be true for Congress,” said Congressman Brindisi. “A stable, reliable budget process is critical to growing our economy and keeping our country safe. No Budget No Pay is a commonsense solution that forces Congress to do its job and holds members accountable when they don’t.”

The federal budgeting process says each year Congress should pass a budget resolution by April 15. Congress then uses that budget to craft 12 appropriations bills that allocate funding for all federal agencies and programs. Congress is expected to finish the appropriations process by October 1.