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03 February 2012

Broun: Congress Should Pass a Budget or Not Get Paid

It's been over a thousand days since the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate passed a budget, frustrating lawmakers like Congressman Paul Broun (R - Georgia).

Broun believes that passing a budget is "one of Congress’s most basic and most important responsibilities." Accordingly, Broun says if Congress fails to pass a budget, members of Congress should not get paid.

House Resolution 3883, sponsored by Broun, would mandate Congress pass a budget or forfeit the members' salaries.

"My Budget or Bust Act forces the House and Senate to finally pass a budget, or else our salaries will be held as collateral until Congress can get its job done," Broun said.