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9 new House members share distinction of being veterans of recent wars

9 new House members share distinction of being veterans of recent wars

On the campaign trail, DeSantis advocated the idea of “no budget, no pay.” He embraced the idea that if Congress hasn’t passed a budget, members’ paychecks would stop until they have, he said. In his first weeks in the 113rd Congress, he became the first new member to co-sponsor the “No Budget, No Pay Act,” which requires that congressmembers pass a budget by Oct. 1 every year or else not get paid. He said that while the House has passed budget legislation, the Senate has not, and the responsibility falls on them to do so and get away from continuing resolutions. He wants to avoid sequestration, finding inefficiencies in the military budget in a more common-sense way. One of his top priorities will be “to form a coherent foreign policy against terrorism” on the House Foreign Affairs committee. He believes in preparing for unconventional and conventional warfare, he said. “...

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