No Budget, No Pay
Senator Scott will work to require Congress to pass an annual budget and meet appropriations bill deadlines, or they will be required to forgo their own salaries until the job is done – no budget, no pay. If Florida business owners failed to budget or do their jobs, they would be forced to shut their doors and families would be out of work. It’s not fair that we do not hold government to the same standards we hold ourselves. To further protect tax payer dollars, if Congress does not pass its spending bills on time, an automatic spending freeze should be implemented. 

Sen. Rick Scott: Let’s Get Back To Work and Pass No Budget, No Pay

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the fourth episode of his “Let’s Get Back to Work” video series. Throughout the impeachment trial, Senator Scott is releasing videos of Floridians highlighting everything Congress is not getting done for the American people, like lowering the cost of prescription drugs, passing No Budget, No Pay and securing the border. See previous episodes HERE, HERE and HERE.

Today’s episode features Floridian and business owner Peter Vivaldi of Orlando,...

Senator Rick Scott Leads Colleagues in Urging Congressional Leadership to Pass His No Budget, No Pay Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott, Senator Kyrsten Sinema, Representative Jack Bergman and Representative Gil Cisneros led a bipartisan, bicameral letter to Congressional leadership urging them to pass No Budget, No Pay to prevent members of Congress from getting paid if they don’t pass a budget.

Read the full letter HERE or below.

December 13, 2019

The Honorable Mitch McConnell

Majority Leader

United States Senate

The Honorable Charles Schumer

Minority Leader


Sen. Rick Scott’s No Budget, No Pay Passes Out of Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Rick Scott’s proposal to prevent Congress from getting paid during a government shutdown was successfully added to the Government Shutdown Accountability Act in today’s Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Meeting. Senator Scott originally co-sponsored the No Budget, No Pay Act with Senator Mike Braun in January.

Senator Rick Scott said, “If members of Congress cannot work together to pass a budget, they should not be getting paid. It’s...

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… Sen. Rick Scott and Sen. Mike Braun Fight to End Taxpayer-Funded Congressional Pensions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In case you missed it, this week Senator Rick Scott and Senator Mike Braun introduced the End Pensions in Congress (EPIC) Act. Ending lucrative taxpayer-funded congressional pensions is a key component of Senator Scott’s 10-point plan to Make Washington Work for families, which includes implementing term limits and No Budget, No Pay legislation.

See more below.

The Hill: GOP senators introduce bill to end pensions for retiring lawmakers

“Republican Sens. Rick Scott...

Sen. Rick Scott and Sen. Mike Braun Fight to End Taxpayer-Funded Congressional Pensions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – While Congress remains stuck in gridlock and edges closer to the February 15th deadline for funding the government while securing our border, today Senator Rick Scott and Senator Mike Braun introduced legislation through the End Pensions in Congress (EPIC) Act. Currently, Members of Congress are eligible for their federal pension after just five years of service. The amount of the pension depends on years of service and the average of the highest three years of salary. For...