- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Rep. Larry Bucshon, Indiana Republican, introduced legislation Wednesday that would suspend the president’s pay if his budget late.

The President’s Salary Suspended Unless Budget Measure Is on Time Act, or President’s Salary SUBMIT Act, proposes “that compensation of the President shall be held in escrow upon failure to submit his budget in a timely manner.”

The legislation requires that the president submit a budget by the first Monday in February of a year. President Obama is not expected to release a budget this year until early April.

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