Sinema: Congress Shouldn’t Get Paid if it Fails to Do its Job

Dec 3, 2020

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Senator Rick Scott (Fla.) led a bipartisan, bicameral letter telling Congressional leaders in both parties that if the U.S. House and Senate fail to pass critical end-of-year spending bills, members of Congress should not get paid.
“Members of Congress must do their jobs and fund critical services Arizonans rely on; if they fail to do so, Congress shouldn’t get paid,” said Sinema.
Passing spending bills to keep the government running is Congress’s basic duty. Sinema has a long history of championing the No Budget, No Pay Act. Similar language was included in the bipartisan Prevent Government Shutdowns Act, which was approved by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in June 2019. Sinema’s letter requests Congressional leaders include this legislation in any end-of-year spending package.
Click HERE to read Sinema’s letter.