Democrats Take Issue With A Decision By Congressman Rehberg
On April 1st Congressman Denny Rehberg voted against a motion to recommit. The motion would strike all the provisions in underlying legislation and insert a provision that would prohibit members of Congress and the President from receiving basic pay for any period in which there is more than a 24 hour lapse in appropriations that results from a failure to enact a regular appropriations bill or continuing resolution. The motion also said if the Federal Government were unable to make payments or meet obligations because the public debt limit has been reached would result in members and the President not being paid. It would also prohibit Congress and the President from receiving retroactive pay. Montana Democrats Spokesman Chris Saeger takes issue with Rehberg’s vote.