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 RigellGOP rep: Trump doesn't have one trait I'd want my son to emulate GOP lawmakers urge RNC to cut ties with Trump House Republican 'leaning' toward vote for Gary Johnson MORE (R-Va.), Reid RibbleReid RibbleSanders-linked group endorses downballot Dems Super-PAC begins M effort to help House GOP Saving the Boomer's Social Security 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 BlackIvanka sells Trump childcare to Capitol Hill Trump calls congresswoman to stage at child care policy speech Overnight Healthcare: Zika funding stalemate drags on | Tighter rules for ObamaCare sign-ups | New EpiPen probe MORE (Tenn.) and Bill FloresBill FloresRepublican Study Committee elders back Harris for chairman Week ahead in tech: Crunch time for internet handoff opponents GOPers fear trillion-dollar vote is inevitable 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.).