Rosen Plans to Donate her Pay During Government Shutdown
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, as the government enters its 28th day of the President’s shutdown, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her co-sponsorship of the No Budget, No Pay Act. Last Congress, Rosen supported similar legislation in the House of Representatives.
“It’s simple: Congress shouldn’t receive a paycheck during a government shutdown while thousands of hardworking Nevada families are left without pay. This legislation will force Congress to be accountable and end the disastrous cycle of yearly shutdowns,” said Senator Rosen. “Right now, thousands of families are suffering the consequences of these political games. I urge my Senate Republican colleagues to allow a vote to reopen the government as soon as possible.”
BACKGROUND: Rosen plans to donate her pay to Nevada organizations that support survivors of sexual and domestic abuse, many of whom benefit from programs funded by the Violence Against Women Act, whose authorization lapsed at midnight Friday, December 21st, 2018.
Last Congress, Rosen was a co-sponsor of the No Government, No Pay Act, which would prohibit Members of Congress from getting paid during a government shutdown. Rosen was also a lead sponsor of the bipartisan SHIELD Act (H.R. 1536), which would ensure compensation for servicemembers and federal law enforcement personnel in the event of a government shutdown or a default on the nation’s debt.
The No Budget, No Pay Act is sponsored by Senators Mike Braun (R-IN) and Joe Manchin (D-WV). In addition to Senator Rosen, the bill is co-sponsored by Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ), and Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).
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