Sens. Dean Heller (R-NV) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) plan to introduce legislation Wednesday that would require senators to pass a budget each year in order to receive pay, Heller's office said.
The idea, proposed by Heller back in July 2011, is similar to what House Republican leaders are pushing as part of their strategy to address the need to raise the country's borrowing limit.
The legislation will be co-sponsored by Republican Sens. Lamar Alexander (TN), Kelly Ayotte (NH), John Boozman (AR), John Cornyn (TX) and Mike Enzi (WY), according to Heller.