Rep. Cook Cosponsors the No Budget No Pay Act
WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced today that he has joined as a co-sponsor of HR 4814, the No Budget No Pay Act. The bill would prohibit members of the House or Senate from receiving a paycheck if their respective chamber fails to pass a budget by April 15.
Cook said, “This is common sense. If you don’t get your job done, you shouldn’t get paid. Congress has an obligation to the American people to pass a budget and to do it on-time. It’s that simple. ”
A member of the House Natural Resources, Armed Services, and Foreign Affairs Committees, Cook served as an infantry officer and retired after 26 years as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in combat, he was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.