Rep. Ted Budd Introduces the No Pay For Proxy Voting Act
Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced the No Pay for Proxy Voting Act. The legislation withholds the pay of any member of Congress who votes remotely or records their presence in the House by proxy.
Six of his House colleagues joined the bill as original co-sponsors: Reps. Dan Bishop (R-NC), David Rouzer (R-NC), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Jack Bergman (R-MI), John Curtis (R-UT), Bill Posey (R-FL), and Alex Mooney (R-WV).
Rep. Budd said in a statement:
“Outsourcing the duty of a member of Congress is unconstitutional and wrong. House members should not be allowed to send someone else to do their jobs for them. In the real world, if you don’t show up for your job, you don’t get paid. The same principle should apply to our country’s representatives. If they don’t come to work, they shouldn’t receive their taxpayer-funded paycheck.”
Text of the bill can be found HERE.