His resolution, H.Res. 240, says the debt clock should display the gross national debt, and that it should be placed in "clear view" of House members. The current national debt is $16.7 trillion.

The resolution argues that displaying the debt in the House would help members "keep the gross national debt in mind when debating legislation that would affect the nation's fiscal situation."

"[D]isplaying our national debt in real time in the House Chamber, Members of Congress can better debate our nation's fiscal situation," it reads. "Members of Congress should be constantly reminded that the gross national debt must be reduced."

"[D]isplay of the national debt in the chamber of the House of Representatives will be a sign that representatives are committed to reducing the national debt."

The resolution is co-sponsored by Reps. Andy BarrAndy BarrThe Hill's Whip List: 36 GOP no votes on ObamaCare repeal plan A guide to the committees: House How we can boost the economy through foreign direct investment MORE (R-Ky.) and Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.).