Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) introduced his first bill Tuesday after being sworn in for his first term last week.
The 'No Budget, No Pay' bill, co-sponsored by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), would prevent members of Congress from receiving pay during a government shutdown.
Braun spoke about the bill on Fox News, saying no one should get paid for not doing their job.
"If you don't have a budget in place by the end of the fiscal year, beginning of the new one, no one in [Congress] gets a pay check," Braun said on Fox. "It's not like that's a hard bar to adhere to. You've got a year to work on it, and that should be plenty of time to get a budget out in regular order."
"I'm a Main Street entrepreneur, and if you ran your budget in a business like Congress does with the federal government's, you'd be out of a job quickly."
— Senator Mike Braun (@SenatorBraun) January 8, 2019
According to CNN, more than 60 members of Congress have announced they'll forego pay during the shutdown, including Rep. Susan Brooks (R-Ind.) and Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.).
Braun has also signed onto a resolution from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) that would impose term limits on members of Congress.
During his first term, Braun will serve on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and Judiciary Committee.