Romney jokes about his multiple houses while arguing against tying lawmaker pay to budget

TheHill | 6/19/2019 | Rachel Frazin
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Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) joked about his multiple homes during a hearing Wednesday in arguing against a provision that would tie lawmaker pay to Congress's ability to pass a budget.

The former Massachusetts governor and 2012 GOP presidential nominee argued that the “No Budget, No Pay” proposal would not affect him personally, but could hurt lower-income legislators.

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When he noted that he personally would not be affected, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), who supports the proposal and offered an amendment at the hearing, joked, “We’re all just moving into your house.”

“You’re welcome,” Romney quipped. “Which one?”

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“Whichever one you have free,” Sinema replied.

Romney later said he was concerned about the precedent the provision could set.

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“I just think we have to ask ourselves if we want to start using pay to put pressure on people to vote...
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