Freshman Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) believes that it is time for Congress to put their money where their mouth is in terms of getting things done for the American people. Here’s what Senator Braun told me about his priorities for his first year in the Senate:
SENATOR BRAUN: I am going to sponsor a bill “No Budget No pay.” It's been around a while. I don't think it can have any better applicability than right now. Those of us that are here have to put our money where our mouth is and we cannot get so far away from regular order in running the biggest business in the world, the federal government in such a sloppy way.
BORIS: So literally no budget, no pay?
SENATOR BRAUN: If you get to the new budget year and you do not have a budget in place, I don't think anybody that's here, that’s had a year to work on it should get a paycheck. And then I'm hoping in both the House and the Senate.
This one to me would be a good bill and like I said, it's applicable to today's times because we're not getting budgets done. I think it's going to have the same political roadblocks that it's had in the past other than I think it's got maybe the public behind it.
Here’s the bottom line: The no budget no pay legislation supported by Senator Braun would be an important step toward fiscal responsibility and making sure that our federal government is actually functioning.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations.