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Senator Scott Just Proposed the Bill that Will Change Everything in Congress

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Senator Rick Scott of Florida is Proposing a bill that will force members of Congress to go without pay during the Government shutdown.

As reported by magavoter.com

Senator Rick Scott of Florida is proposing a bill that will force Congress to go unpaid during the shutdown.

WFLA reported that Sen. Rick Scott has co-sponsored a bill that would halt the pay of Congress during a government shutdown.

“If other people aren’t getting paid—Coast Guard is not getting paid or other federal workers are not getting paid, we’re impacting our economy—why would congress-men and women and senators get paid?” Scott asked at a press conference on Thursday. “I think it’s very important that we are subject to the same rules as everybody else and if you can’t pass the budget, you shouldn’t get paid.”

From Fox 5

TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) – Sen. Rick Scott isn’t wasting time taking aim at his own colleagues, co-sponsoring a bill that would force lawmakers to forego their paychecks during a government shutdown

Scott, a Florida Republican, and 11 other U.S. senators proposed the No Budget, No Pay Act. The legislation is an attempt by lawmakers to provide more incentive to agree on a new budget and avoid shutdowns, such as the current one, which is the longest over.

“If other people aren’t getting paid — Coast Guard is not getting paid or other federal workers are not getting paid, we’re impacting our economy — why would congress-men and women and senators get paid?” Scott asked during a news conference. “I think it’s very important that we are subject to the same rules as everybody else and if you can’t pass the budget, you shouldn’t get paid.”

There is a partner bill proposed in the House; both have bi-partisan support.

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