House GOP’s “No Budget No Pay” Provision is Potentially Unconstitutional

By: Wednesday January 23, 2013 1:20 pm

When House Republicans decided to fold on the debt limit they concluded that they need something to help them save face. What they wanted was to adopt a requirement that Congress must approve a non-binding budget or risk losing their pay. The problem is that such a provision would have clearly violated the 27th Amendment so the GOP come up with possible work around.

 

The Filibuster Has Eliminated the Point of a Senate Budget

By: Wednesday January 23, 2013 11:30 am

Republicans have managed to whip themselves into a frenzy about the failure of Senate Democrats to pass a “budget” in over four years. What seems to be lost in this discussion, though, is the fact that the normalization of the filibuster has effectively eliminated any reason for a Senate majority to adopt a budget.

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