A recent snippet from a “sister blog” within Wolters Kluwer – the CCH Weekly Report from Washington, DC
The Senate on January 31 approved the No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013 (HR 325), a bill that will raise the nation’s borrowing authority for three months, by a vote of 64 to 34. The legislation, which raises the debt ceiling through May 19, allows lawmakers time to negotiate spending cuts required under the Budget Control Act of 2011 (P.L. 112-25 ). It also includes a provision requiring Senate lawmakers to pass a budget or not get paid. The measure now goes to the president, who has said he will sign the legislation.