WASHINGTON, D.C., USA — U.S. Sen Rick Scott announced Thursday he has co-sponsored a bill that would force Congress to forego their paychecks during a government shutdown.
Scott, R-Florida, co-sponsored Senate Bill 39, aka the No Budget, No Pay Act.
U.S. Sen. Mike Braun, R-Indiana, introduced the bill.
The text of the bill reads: “To provide that Members of Congress may not receive pay after October 1 of any fiscal year in which Congress has not approved a concurrent resolution on the budget and passed the regular appropriations bills.”
Scott is among 11 U.S. Senators – seven Republicans and four Democrats – who have co-sponsored the bipartisan legislation.
Here is a list of the other senators who have co-sponsored the bill:
- Sen. Joe Manchin III, D-West Virginia
- Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming
- Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina
- Sen. Margaret Wood Hassan, D-New Hampshire
- Sen. Martha McSally, R-Arizona
- Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona
- Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nevada
- Sen. Thorn Tillis, R-North Carolina
- Sen. Mike Rounds, R-South Dakota
- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia
If the bill is passed and signed into law, it would take effect on Feb. 1, 2021.
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