Congressman Andy Barr today announced his support for the House Republican plan to require members of the House and Senate to pass a budget as a condition of receiving their salaries:
“One of my first observations as a new Member of Congress is how many self-styled ‘representatives of the people’ don’t actually believe the rules of everyday life apply to them,” said Barr. “Kentucky’s hardworking families and businesses have to live within a budget, yet the United States Senate hasn’t passed a budget in nearly four years.
“Given the government’s spending addiction and our ever-increasing national debt, Members of Congress should not get paid if they fail to fulfill the most basic responsibility of governing. Congress should produce a credible plan to address the nation’s spending crisis before passing any long-term increase in the debt limit.”