No Budget, No Pay

Congressman Jim Matheson
2013-02-07 13:30:32
Congressman Jim Matheson, 4th Congressional District of Utah Dear Friend, Last week, the House approved, as one of its first legislative activities of this congress, a bipartisan bill called �No Budget, No Pay.�� The bill, which passed 285-144, received wide support from both Democrats and Republicans and is a common-sense reform.� Specifically, the bill requires that each House of Congress pass a budget by April 15 or pay is suspended for the legislators in that chamber.� I supported the legislation, as I did in the last congress when fellow Blue Dog Jim Cooper introduced it, because there is no reason Congress should play by a different set of rules than every other employee in our country.� The duty of a worker is to put forth their best effort and to produce results.� Throughout my career, I have been an advocate of thoughtful Congressional reforms.� For too long, many members of Congress have tried to find excuses for not tackling big issues.� This should not be accepted as the status quo, and I will work with any member, on either side of the aisle, who wants to put in place real reforms that increase efficiency in government and move the ball forward on finding solutions to tough problems.� The bipartisan support for this bill is a step in the right direction.� It shows a fledgling willingness to work on the important issues before us and to find solutions that draw support from members on both sides of the aisle.� We cannot expect elected officials to agree on every issue, and I value differing opinions for our nation�s path forward, but it�s positive start to seek consensus and pass smart reforms like this one.� I am constantly looking for issues that matter to Utah families like yours that I am honored to represent. �If there are topics, like balancing our budget and working to make government more efficient that matter to you, please let me know.� I value your ideas and I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Jim Matheson U.S. Representative 4th District of Utah �
February 07, 2013

Dear Friend,

Last week, the House approved, as one of its first legislative activities of this congress, a bipartisan bill called �No Budget, No Pay.�  The bill, which passed 285-144, received wide support from both Democrats and Republicans and is a common-sense reform. 

Specifically, the bill requires that each House of Congress pass a budget by April 15 or pay is suspended for the legislators in that chamber.  I supported the legislation, as I did in the last congress when fellow Blue Dog Jim Cooper introduced it, because there is no reason Congress should play by a different set of rules than every other employee in our country.  The duty of a worker is to put forth their best effort and to produce results. 

Throughout my career, I have been an advocate of thoughtful Congressional reforms.  For too long, many members of Congress have tried to find excuses for not tackling big issues.  This should not be accepted as the status quo, and I will work with any member, on either side of the aisle, who wants to put in place real reforms that increase efficiency in government and move the ball forward on finding solutions to tough problems. 

The bipartisan support for this bill is a step in the right direction.  It shows a fledgling willingness to work on the important issues before us and to find solutions that draw support from members on both sides of the aisle.  We cannot expect elected officials to agree on every issue, and I value differing opinions for our nation�s path forward, but it�s a positive start to seek consensus and pass smart reforms like this one. 

I am constantly looking for issues that matter to Utah families like yours that I am honored to represent.  If there are topics, like balancing our budget and working to make government more efficientthat matter to you, please let me know.  I value your ideas and I look forward to hearing from you.


Sincerely,

U.S. Representative
4th District of Utah
 

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