If U.S. senators don't pass a budget measure they may not get a paycheck.
Legislation to tie senator pay to a budget deal was introduced by senators from both parties.
Tennessee senator Lamar Alexander says if senators refuse to pass a budget that's required by law they shouldn't get paid.
The senate has not passed a budget in 13,065.
The house voted on a short-term extension of the nation's debt limit Wednesday.
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