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"No Budget, No Pay" Proposal

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 Nevada Sen. Dean Heller has reintroduced a bill that would withhold paychecks to members of Congress if they fail to pass an annual budget.

   The Republican lawmaker announced his "No Budget, No Pay" measure on Wednesday. He's been championing similar provisions since shortly after he took office in 2011 as a way to keep lawmakers on task.

   The bill says that if both houses of Congress don't pass a budget by Oct. 1, members will not be paid until they do.

   The measure would take effect in February 2017.

   Heller says West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin is a co-sponsor, and Tennessee Democratic Rep. Jim Cooper plans to introduce a parallel bill in the House.
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