Rep. Curtis reintroduces government shutdown bill
Sep 27, 2023, 9:00 PM
(File photo of Rep. John Curtis, Rick Bowmer / AP)
SALT LAKE CITY — As the country closes in on a government shutdown, Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah, is taking steps to ensure that members of Congress are not paid during the shutdown.
Last week, Curtis reintroduced his No work, No pay Act.
“I’ve introduced the No Work, No Pay Act to ensure that Congress doesn’t receive a paycheck during government shutdowns,” Curtis said in a news release. “It’s a common-sense measure, and I appreciate everyone’s support for this bill.”
As KSL NewsRadio reported last week, this isn’t the first time Curtis has proposed similar legislation. In 2019, he proposed a similar bill that would have prevented members from being paid. It’s unclear how much support the bill has.
This is the third time Curtis has proposed similar legislation. And if government funding ends on Oct. 1, it will be the fourth time there has been a government shutdown since Curtis has been in office.
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