Bill Would Dock Congress for Failure to Pass Budget

Proponents say law could motivate legislators to meet deadlines.

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"It is a sad state of affairs that the only way you can get the United States Congress to do something is to threaten to take money out of their wallets," Heller concluded.

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  • Corrected 3/26/2012: A previous version of this story incorrectly attributed a statement about the motivation of No Budget, No Pay. Former Rep. Thomas Davis made the statement.