Reichert Statement on Passage of No Budget, No Pay Act

Jan 23, 2013 Issues: Economy and Jobs, Federal Budget

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Dave Reichert (WA-08) voted in favor of H.R. 325 – the No Budget, No Pay Act. 

“The Senate has repeatedly failed to pass a budget for not one, but four, years” Reichert said.

“Every hard-working American understands that they earn their pay by doing their job.  The Senate, by refusing to do their job, has not earned their pay.  Passing legislation that withholds Congressional salaries if both houses of Congress do not pass a budget only makes sense.  We cannot serve the people if we put ourselves above them and refuse to be held accountable.”

Click the link below to watch Rep. Reichert’s floor speech preceding the passage of the bill.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8bcR6RfC3s&feature=youtu.be