Rosen Helps Introduce “No Budget, No Pay” Act to Promote Fiscal Responsibility in Congress

Bipartisan Bill Would Bar Lawmakers From Receiving Paychecks If They Fail To Fund The Government On Time

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) helped introduce the No Budget, No Pay Act, which promotes fiscal responsibility in Congress by prohibiting lawmakers from getting paid if Congress fails to pass government funding legislation in time for the new Fiscal Year. This bipartisan legislation would also ensure that no member of Congress continues to receive a paycheck while millions of Americans cannot during a shutdown. 

“No member of Congress should receive a paycheck if we fail to do the basic work of passing a budget and funding the government,” said Senator Rosen. “This bipartisan legislation will hold lawmakers accountable, promote more fiscal responsibility in Washington, and help fix inaction and dysfunction in Congress.”

Senator Rosen has supported a number of efforts to promote fiscal responsibility in Congress. Senator Rosen’s bipartisan No Congressionally-Obligated Recurring Revenue Used as Pensions To Incarcerated Officials Now (No CORRUPTION) Act, which passed the Senate last Congress, would bar former Members of Congress who are convicted of bribery or other crimes related to their official duties from collecting their taxpayer-funded pensions. Senator Rosen has also led her colleagues in calling for greater transparency over potential fraudulent activities related to the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan programs.