Florida Senator Rick Scott (R) continues on the path to pass his No Budget, No Pay bill that would prevent members of Congress from receiving pay if they don’t pass a budget.
The freshman Senator and former sunshine state Governor has received support from both sides of the aisle, and one ally is Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D).
So much so that both Scott and Cinema directed a letter to Congressional leadership, urging them to pass the bill.
Taking to twitter, Senator Sinema argued that “if members of Congress fail to do their jobs, then they should not get paid.”
If members of Congress fail to do their jobs, then they should not get paid. https://t.co/KpKrjn1HQ2
— Kyrsten Sinema (@SenatorSinema) December 16, 2019
In a Fox News Op-Ed that was written with Republican Senators Steve Daines and Mike Braun, Florida Senator Scott argued that “if Congress can’t do its most basic task, then members of Congress shouldn’t get a paycheck.”
Moreover, the Republican Senators commented that “Not only is this common sense, it’s moving through Congress with bipartisan support.”
They informed that “it was approved by the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee in June, and is included as part of the End Government Shutdowns Act.”
As well, they noted that legislation like that has passed before.
They wrote, “the No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013 passed Congress with bipartisan support and was signed into law by the president.” Moreover, “the applicable provisions were temporary and have since expired, but we were left a successful blueprint.”
The public has also shown support for the legislation aside from the fact that voters also show support for Congressional term-limits.