Legislation would stop Congress members’ pay during a default

    Legislation introduced today by Congressman John Carney of Delaware would halt pay for Congress members during a default. The Stop Pay for Members Act is also supposed to ensure Congress members don’t get back after the default is resolved.

    “Congress needs to act quickly to prevent the United States from serious economic consequences that are completely avoidable,” reads a statement from Carney announcing the bill.

    Under the bill, members of the House and Senate would be placed last on a list of about 80 million payments that will need to be made with limited revenue if the nation goes into default.

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