Congressman Anthony Brindisi is co-sponsoring the No Budget No Pay Act to stop members of Congress from being paid if they don’t pass a budget and appropriations bills on time.

The No Budget No Pay Act also prevents members of Congress from receiving retroactive pay if spending bills are passed after the deadline.

Brindisi says if Congress doesn’t do its job, it shouldn’t get paid.

"Hardworking Americans know that if they don't show up and do their jobs, they won't get paid. The same should be true for Congress," said Brindisi. "A stable, reliable budget process is critical to growing our economy and keeping our country safe. No Budget No Pay is a commonsense solution that forces Congress to do its job and holds members accountable when they don't."

The No Budget No Pay Act has been introduced several times in recent years.