As of Tuesday night, Georgia representation in both chambers of U.S. Congress seems to be in support of the Republican-sponsored “No Budget No Pay” legislation, which would suspend the debt limit until May 18 in exchange for a budget bill from the Senate, to be passed by April 15.
H.R. 325 would also require that a budget bill is passed by Congress each year by October 1, if not – the lawmakers’ pay would be withheld.
Despite a couple of “no” votes, majority of the Peach State lawmakers will vote for the bill, and party affiliation doesn’t seem to be a factor.
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution’ Daniel Malloy, Georgia Reps. David Scott (D-Ga), Tom Price (R-Ga), Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga), and Phil Gingrey (R-Ga) are all ready to vote yes on the legislation while Reps. Paul Broun (R-Ga) and Hank Johnson (D-Ga) will vote against it.
“If Congress fails to pass a budget, Congress shouldn't get paid. Would you get paid for not doing your job?” asked Chambliss in his tweet on Tuesday.
The lawmakers who are voting for the bill support the part of the legislation which requires an annual budget to pass Congress in order for Members to get paid.
Broun, who is voting “no,” is concerned with giving the Federal Government a “free pass” on spending for the next three months while Johnson would like to do away with the debt ceiling vote all together and just have it come up according to the spending needs.