Debt Wish: Pay for Performance

| January 24 2013

Debt Wish: Pay for Performance

On the day that the House of Representatives is expected to vote on a temporary debt-ceiling increase that includes a “No Budget, No Pay” provision, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-WA) is starting to sound a lot more optimistic about its chances.  Maybe this “pay for performance” concept has some potential in Washington…

THEN: “Murray: Can’t guarantee 2014 budget.” “I am committed to working with our committee and with our Congress to put a budget in place but there are a lot of questions in front of us: What happens in the next two weeks, six weeks, year? Does the White House and the leadership come together on some solution to the budget that we have right now that precludes a budget being written next year?” [Murray] said. ”I have no idea.”  (Erik Wasson, “Murray: Can’t guarantee 2014 budget,”  The Hill, 11/15/12)

NOW: Sen. Murray Says She’s “Fully Committed” To Passing A Budget. “Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray said Wednesday that she is fully committed to moving a budget resolution through the Senate this year …” (David Rogers, “Patty Murray to House GOP: End Your Hostage Taking,” POLITICO, 1/23/13)

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