This infographic highlights some of the things you could do in the nearly four years since Senate Democrats last passed a budget. For example, you could take 179 round trips to the moon … or construct the entire Keystone XL pipeline (twice).
With a national debt of more than $16 trillion – $53,000 for every American – Washington needs to spend less, not take more from families and small businesses. That starts with passing a budget. To spur Senate Democrats into action, the House of Representatives passed the No Budget, No Pay Act. And it’s having an impact …
- The No Budget, No Pay Act is simple, says Speaker Boehner: “if you don’t do a budget you don’t get paid.” The House will pass a budget of its own (again), and the message to Senate Democrats is: “it’s time to do your job.”
- After four years without a budget, it only took one week with their paychecks on the line for Senate Democrats to finally talk about (maybe) passing a budget. Whether or not they do remains an open question, though.
- “Reducing our spending and debt will jump-start our economy and create jobs and opportunities for American families and workers,” says Sen. John Thune (R-SD). And “the way to start is by passing a budget.”
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MORE FROM THE SPEAKER’S BLOG:
- The White House is still blocking thousands of Keystone XL jobs. A re-routed plan has been approved by Nebraska, and Speaker Boehner says President Obama “should find a way to say yes” to the project.
- Democrats are pushing the White House to approve Keystone as well. Editorial boards and others have joined them in urging the president to take action.
- The court ruling against President Obama’s “recess” appointments is good news for jobs and accountability. Speaker Boehner said he hopes “it will ultimately help employers and workers overcome excessive regulations.”
- Speaker Boehner delivered a brief video message to the participants in the 40th annual March for Life. Boehner talked about how defending life is a generational commitment that we should encourage young people to join.