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Sherrod Brown says Congress should link its pay to more than the budget
Ohio's Democratic senator says Congress needs to do more than pass a budget to earn its pay
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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Ohio’s Democratic senator is OK with a proposal by House Republicans to withhold senators’ pay until they pass a budget. But, as WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports, he’s also asking, “Why stop there?”

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Sen. Sherrod Brown’s endorsement  of the proposal to put his pay in escrow was not overwhelming.  But on a conference call with reporters, he echoed President Obama in saying he was OK with the idea of linking federal lawmakers’ pay to passing a budget. Then he went a step further.

“Why not link members’ pay to passing the farm bill, which will save us  $20 billion? Why not link members pay to a real jobs bill that actually will create jobs?  … I understand the politics of this: ‘Boy don’t pay these guys until they pass a budget.  But how about not paying these guys and women until they actually pass legislation that really does help us create jobs the way we did back in the 1990's?”

Brown says he’d also like to see action on his bill to clamp down on Chinese currency manipulation  linked to House members getting paid.

House Republicans say pay should be specially linked to a budget bill because Congress is required  by the Constitution to pass a spending plan.

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