Senator Dean Heller (R., NV) reintroduced his "no budget, no pay" bill on Tuesday that would withhold congressional paychecks if Congress fails to compromise on a budget resolution by the beginning of the fiscal year.
Heller previously introduced his bill in July, citing Congress' inability to pass a budget since 2009, but the bill was never brought to a vote.
The "no budget, no pay" idea has bipartisan support with Rep. Jim Cooper (D., TN) introducing companion legislation in the House. West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D) and former-Indiana senator Evan Bayh (D) have also expressed their support.
Cooper and Heller announced their bills as part of the No Labels campaign, a nonpartisan organization working to "make Congress work!"
Government accountability has been one of Heller's goals since he was appointed to former-senator John Ensign's seat last summer. He was an outspoken advocate of transparent Joint Deficit Reduction Committee meetings and has never voted for congressional salary increases.