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Sen. Rick Scott says Congress members should go unpaid during government shutdowns

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott is one of 11 senators to co-sponsor the No Budget, No Pay Act.
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Gov. Rick Scott holds a news conference on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

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.

Related: Sen. Rick Scott signs on, as bipartisan support builds to pay Coast Guard during shutdown

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