Here’s another bill being heard today that will never pass through Congress

It sound great, until you realize that this Congress has unexplainable difficulty passing even the most normal, usually noncontroversial bills — such as the Highway Bill. So even if this Senate committee passes it along, there is NO WAY this particular bill will ever make it through the GOP-led House:

‘No Budget, No Pay’ Bill Pushes to Make Congress Work

Amid growing public disgust with partisan gridlock in Congress, a “No Budget, No Pay” bill will be heard by a Senate committee Wednesday.

The measure would withhold congressional pay if members fail to pass spending bills and the budget on time, say sponsors Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., and Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn.

“This is an historic moment for Congress,” said Bill Galston, co-founder of the bipartisan group, No Labels.

“It’s very rare for the institution to hold a hearing on ways to fix itself. The No Budget, No Pay Act is an essential step to help Congress move from point-scoring to problem-solving,” said Galston, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Though Brookings is a liberal think tank and No Labels is perceived by some conservatives as a Trojan Horse for the left, the No Budget, No Pay Act has garnered more than a dozen Republican co-sponsors in the House and Senate.

Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Tallahassee, one of those co-sponsors, said, “Any small-business owner, financial planner or head of household will tell you you can’t run an effective and efficient operation until you have a budget blueprint.

“This common-sense legislation ensures that members of Congress are held accountable to the taxpayers and that Washington begins to live by the same standards that hard-working men and women live by every day across America.”

As if!