Sen Martha McSally has fled a bill that would withhold the pay of US Senators until they pass a stimulus bill. The Senate will never have to vote on that since both sides say that a deal is very near.
But, I do like the idea of withholding their pay on a regular basis as they often fail to get good legislation through the Senate due to political advantages of not allowing Republicans a victory on a popular bill. The decisions they make affect your paycheck so wouldn’t it be fair to affect theirs too?
NEW: @SenMcSallyAZ introduces legislation to block Senate pay until they pass the third coronavirus relief package.
“If Americans aren’t getting paid, then neither should the Senators failing to support the workers and families who need help making ends meet.” pic.twitter.com/I5I5rtST8C
— Natalie Johnson (@nataliejohnsonn) March 24, 2020
“If Americans aren’t getting paid, then neither should the Senators failing to support the workers and families who need help making ends meet.”
Republican Arizona Sen. Martha McSally on Tuesday introduced legislation to block Senate pay until a third coronavirus relief package is passed.
McSally’s legislation comes as the Senate again failed to pass a procedural cloture vote Monday on a phase-three coronavirus stimulus bill as there has been continued internal dispute between both parties. (RELATED: Senate Again Fails To Pass Cloture Vote On Coronavirus Stimulus Bill)
The vote was 49-46. Republicans needed 60 yes votes to pass the vote. On Sunday night the Senate tried to pass a cloture vote but failed 47-47 as no Democrats would jump on board. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday that the bill would include $75 billion for hospitals and that two-thirds of all new money in the bill would go to states, however, this vote will likely end consideration of this bill.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Monday introduced a massive coronavirus bill with a number of provisions completely unrelated to the crisis. (RELATED: Pelosi’s Coronavirus Bill Pushes Provisions Unrelated To The Crisis)