Well, this oughta light a fire under Democrats butt to get this virus bill passed.
Senator McSally is taking matters into her own hands and is introducing a bill that would strip U.S. Senators of their paychecks until the coronavirus relief package is passed.
Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) has introduced legislation that would withhold pay from all Senate members until the chamber passes a coronavirus stimulus package in response to the national outbreak.
“If Americans aren’t getting paid, then neither should the Senators failing to support the workers and families who need help making ends meet,” McSally said in a statement on Tuesday.
“Today, I introduced legislation to have Senators’ pay withheld until relief is passed. It is despicable that millions of Americans are without a paycheck in this time of crisis, while the Senate wastes precious time playing political games,” she continued. “The Senate must pass this relief package now in order to get cash straight to the people.”
Under the measure, which McSally’s office also dubbed the “No COVID-19 Relief, No Pay” bill, all U.S. senators would see their salaries held in escrow until the chamber advances legislation “that appropriately addresses the COVID-19 outbreak,” the bill states.
“If, by March 24, 2020, the Senate does not pass COVID-19 relief legislation, then, for the duration of the covered period, the Secretary of the Senate shall— deposit in an escrow account all payments otherwise required to be made during the covered period for the compensation of the Senators,” the bill states. [The Hill]
This is a genius move by McSally.
After all, why should they be getting paid while Americans aren’t?
The Democrats seem more intent on making sure that solar panels and abortions are getting funded, rather than Americans receiving money they need to survive.
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