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SUBMIT bill would suspend Obama’s pay over late budget

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Politics,Beltway Confidential,Michal Conger

Rep. Larry Bucshon submitted a bill today that would suspend the president’s pay when his budget is late.

The President’s Salary Suspended Unless Budget Measure Is On Time, or SUBMIT, Act, would suspend pay if the White House budget is not submitted by the statutory deadline, which is the first Monday in February.

“American families and small businesses have to budget their resources and they deserve a budget on time from their President,” said Buschon said in a statement. “The President should be held to the same st​andard as the American people and Congress and this bill sends that message.”

Obama has missed his budget deadline four of the five years he has been in office, and holds the record for latest budget submission at 98 days, according to Bucshon’s office.

The White House is not expected to submit a budget until the week of April 8, more than two months late.

Earlier this year, Obama signed the No Budget, No Pay Act that that suspends the salaries of Congressional lawmakers if their chamber does not pass a budget by April 15.

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