Freshman pledges to refuse congressional pension, decline health benefits

"This concept has garnered support from both Republican and Democratic lawmakers who recognize that our nation needs a major course correction, and I intend to co-sponsor No Budget, No Pay legislation during the 113th Congress," he wrote. "The suspension of congressional pay if a budget is not passed in a timely manner is one way to ensure some level of accountability."

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The Fix Congress Now Caucus was founded by Reps. Scott RigellScott RigellTrump blasts media in meeting with House Republicans Gun-control supporters plan next steps versus NRA House Republicans pushing gun control bill MORE (R-Va.), Reid RibbleReid RibbleTrump muddies GOP message on protecting the Constitution The emerging fundraising rebellion GOP fears next Trump blowup MORE (R-Wis.), Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) and Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.). But even with DeSantis, the caucus has just 11 members of the 113th Congress as members.

Other members currently in the caucus are Republicans Steve Southerland (Fla.), Diane BlackDiane BlackHouse approves bill to shield anti-abortion healthcare workers Conscience rights under threat in US HHS chief meets with House Republicans on abortion dispute MORE (Tenn.) and Bill FloresBill FloresMoulitsas: Stuck with Trump Top conservative calls for 'less trash talk' from Trump GOP fears next Trump blowup MORE (Texas), and Democrats John BarrowJohn BarrowDem files Ethics complaint on Benghazi panel Barrow thanks staff in farewell speech The best and the worst of the midterms MORE (Ga.), Dave Loebsack (Iowa) and Dan Lipinski (Ill.).

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