Republican Montana Sen. Steve Daines Introduces Bill Withholding Pay From Congressmen During Government Shutdowns

Daily Caller: Republican Montana Sen. Steve Daines introduced a bill on the Senate floor Thursday that would withhold the pay of members of Congress during future government shutdowns.

Daines’s introduction of the bill, sponsored by Republican Texas Sen. John Cornyn, comes hours after Daines announced he sent a letter requesting the secretary of the U.S. Senate withhold his pay during the ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government.

“Members of Congress are sent to Washington, D.C., to represent the great people of their state and keep the federal government open, working and funded. So it’s simple. If they can’t do that, they shouldn’t get paid. No work, no pay,” Daines told The Daily Caller News Foundation after the bill was introduced.

The “No Work, No Pay Act,” introduced by Daines, would make it so that members of Congress would not be paid if they cannot keep the government funded.

His move to not accept pay was followed by many of his colleagues, such as Cornyn, who said he was excited to join Daines in co-sponsoring the bill. He echoed Daines’s message that members of Congress should not be paid while government agencies are shut down. more

8 Comments on Republican Montana Sen. Steve Daines Introduces Bill Withholding Pay From Congressmen During Government Shutdowns

  1. Yeah, I can see that sailing right through. If Steve wants to ‘whistle Dixie’, throw in the staff of both houses, Capital Police and all the other security provided to the senate and house.




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  2. Congress doesn’t restrict anything that is supposed to enrich them.
    They always exempt themselves while forcing the taxpayers to foot the bill.

    Empty gesture that will not go nowhere.




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  3. Yeah.
    With Pelosi’s $400 Million that one-month’s worth of $174,000 (plus Speaker and committee add-ons) would really get her running back to DC?

    Double-naught spies had a “License to Kill” but our political maggots have a “License to Steal.” The $Tens of $Billions of TARP, “Green” Energy, and “Infra-Structure” money didn’t just evaporate.

    The salary is just show-and-tell to keep the basics paid.

    izlamo delenda est …




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