#NoBudgetNoPay hashtag takes off among Republican lawmakers

It has been nearly four years since the US Senate passed a budget. In an attempt to increase accountability, numerous Republican House members took to Twitter today to endorse #NoBudgetNoPay legislation:

The Senate must perform the most basic function of governing, passing a budget. #NoBudgetNoPay 1.usa.gov/WMLVAO

— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPWhip) January 18, 2013

#NoBudgetNoPay The Senate has not passed a budget in four years.

— Eric Cantor (@EricCantor) January 18, 2013

We’re going to pursue strategies that obligate Senate to join House in confronting gov spending problem j.mp/10miUTL #NoBudgetNoPay

— Speaker John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) January 18, 2013

If the Senate or House fails to pass a budget, Members of Congress will not be paid.#NoBudgetNoPay it’s that simple.

— Rep. Bill Huizenga (@RepHuizenga) January 18, 2013

It’s time to get serious about getting our fiscal house in order. #NoBudgetNoPay is what I am going to support.

— Rep. Vicky Hartzler (@RepHartzler) January 18, 2013

Politicians who are required by law to pass a budget should not be allowed to shirk their responsibility without consequences #NoBudgetNoPay

— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantisFL) January 18, 2013

President Obama has notified the House that they will not meet the budget deadline. Again. #NoBudgetNoPay

— Mike Fitzpatrick (@RepFitzpatrick) January 18, 2013

Senate hasn’t passed a budget in 4 years.Maybe if we take away their paychecks they will.#NoBudgetNoPay

— Rep. Andy Harris, MD (@RepAndyHarrisMD) January 18, 2013

No short-term debt ceiling incr (3 month) without a #Senate passed budget & #NoBudgetNoPay legislation. Time to transform America’s future!

— Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (@CongressmanGT) January 18, 2013

Congress doesn’t deserve a paycheck if they can’t do their job. Tell Senate Democrats to pass a budget. #NoBudgetNoPay

— Lynn Westmoreland (@RepWestmoreland) January 18, 2013

While making sure we have a budget that outlines how we improve Americas future and get to a balanced budget #NoBudgetNoPay

— Rep. Rob Wittman (@RobWittman) January 18, 2013

I am working hard for more jobs and better paychecks for American families in Texas.Changing the culture in DC. #NoBudgetNoPay #4Congress

— Rep. Bill Flores (@RepBillFlores) January 18, 2013

The idea, which has been promoted by No Labels, has support in the US Senate, too:

I spoke with @nolabelsorg members this morning about my bill #NoBudgetNoPay. You can watch the video here: youtube.com/watch?v=NTH9TX…

— Dean Heller (@SenDeanHeller) January 14, 2013

On It “@goon7delta: Hey @johncornyn @tedcruz #NoBudgetNoPay

— JohnCornyn (@JohnCornyn) January 18, 2013

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