Blue Dogs Call on Congress to Put Forward a Budget

Jan 13, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, the Co-Chairs of the Blue Dog Task Force on Fiscal Responsibility and Government Reform—Reps. Ben McAdams (UT-04) and Ed Case (HI-01)—issued the following statement in response to House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth’s comments regarding the 2020 budget:


“Failure to pass an annual budget is a failure of one of our most basic responsibilities. We cannot begin to bring down our national debt or have serious conversations about our spending priorities if we can’t even pass a budget. That’s why the Blue Dogs have endorsed and strongly support the No Budget, No Pay Act, because we firmly believe Congress should play by the same rules as every hardworking American: Do your job and do it on time, or else you don’t get paid. Congress should do its job and produce a bipartisan budget that invests in our future and puts our country on a fiscally-sustainable path.”