H.R. 325 suspends the debt limit until May 18 in exchange for a FY 2014 budget resolution from Congress - to be passed by April 15. If one of the chambers doesn’t pass a budget, the members’ of that body would have their pay withheld.
“The Constitution gives Congress responsibility over the nation’s purse strings, and I believe the American people expect Congress to uphold their full faith and credit to pay our bills,” said Bishop in a statement. “I also believe that Congress should carry out its budgetary duties or forfeit its pay.”
There were 199 Republican lawmakers who voted for the bill and 86 Democrats; 33 Republicans voted against it along with 111 Democrats.
Bishop represents Georgia’s 2nd congressional district and has been serving in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1993.
The “No Budget No Pay” will now go to the Senate for a vote and it is expected to pass.