Press Release of Senator Heller
Senate Refuses to Consider No Budget, No Salary Amendment
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
(Washington, DC) – Today U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) made the following statement on the Senate’s refusal to consider the No Budget, No Salary Amendment to S. 1323, which is currently pending before the U.S. Senate.
“I am disappointed that the Majority Party has refused to consider my amendment. Nothing is more of a shared sacrifice than Congress taking a pay cut for not doing its job. For this reason, I plan to introduce my ‘no budget, no salary’ amendment as standalone legislation in the near future,” said Heller.
Heller introduced an amendment to prevent Members of Congress from being paid their salaries if they fail to pass a concurrent budget resolution by the beginning of any fiscal year. Retroactive pay for any period of time covered by this provision of law would be prohibited. However, procedural maneuvers by the majority prevented consideration of the amendment.