Rep. Barletta statement on No Budget, No Pay Act

Jan 23, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, released the following statement after voting in favor of the No Budget, No Pay Act:

"Across the Commonwealth, families and businesses operate under a budget. They are forced to live within their means. I voted in favor of the “No Budget, No Pay” legislation, because it is time for Washington to do the same. If we are serious about achieving long-term fiscal responsibility, we must address fiscal accountability. The legislation will temporarily raise the debt ceiling for three months and set up a broader debate about responsible spending. House Republicans have passed budgets for two consecutive years, while the Democratic-controlled Senate has not passed a budget since 2009. This bill holds both the House and Senate accountable for passing a budget. If a budget is not passed, member pay will be put on hold. Simply put, if we don't do our job, we don't get paid"