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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Rep. Joyce votes in favor of No Budget, No Pay Act

U.S. Rep. David P. Joyce announced Wednesday that he has voted in support of H.R. 325, the No Budget, No Pay Act.

“Today, I voted to hold Washington accountable to hardworking taxpayers by supporting the No Budget, No Pay Act. It’s a simple bill: if the Senate doesn't fulfill its duty of passing a budget, then they don’t get paid,” Joyce said in a statement. “At a time in which every American family is prioritizing their spending by being on a budget, Washington must do the same. For too long, Washington has spent and then sent taxpayers the bill. It’s my hope that this legislation stops this irresponsible practice and starts a frank conversation about reducing our debt and jump starting our economy.”

The No Budget, No Pay Act passed the House by a vote of 285-144, according to Joyce’s office. The nation’s current debt stands at almost $16.4 trillion.

John Arthur Hutchison
Twitter: @newsheraldjah

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