NTU Applauds Senate Passage of No CORRUPTION Act

NTU Director of Federal Affairs Thomas Aiello issued the following statement in response to Senate passage of the No CORRUPTION Act:

“National Taxpayers Union applauds the Senate for passing the No CORRUPTION Act, especially lead sponsors Sens. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Rick Scott (R-FL). This common-sense bipartisan legislation closes a loophole in federal law that permits former members of Congress convicted of a crime to still collect a taxpayer-funded pension. Serving in Congress is among the most sacred trusts a person can undertake on behalf of their fellow citizens, and individuals who break that trust should not receive benefits funded by the taxpayer. We look forward to ensuring the No CORRUPTION Act passes the House of Representatives and reaches the President’s desk soon, and we commend Senators Rosen and Scott for their leadership on this good government bill.”