H.R. 500 (110th): Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2007

Jan 16, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Nathan Deal
Representative for Georgia's 9th congressional district
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This bill was introduced on January 16, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jan 16, 2007
Referred to Committee Jan 16, 2007
Full Title

To provide that pay for Members of Congress be reduced following any fiscal year in which there is a Federal deficit.


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Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2007 - Provides that, if there is a deficit in a fiscal year, then: (1) any pay adjustment (including a cost of living adjustment) for Members of Congress scheduled to take effect in the succeeding calendar year shall be null and void; and (2) rates of pay for Members shall be reduced by a specified percentage, but not below zero.
Specifies the mandatory pay rate reduction at: (1) 5%, for the first year; or (2) 10%, for any consecutive subsequent year that expenditures exceed revenues.
Specifies conditions for restoration of the original pay rate, together with otherwise scheduled adjustments.
Vests authority in the Director of the Congressional Budget Office to make determinations of whether or not a deficit exists in any fiscal year. States that, in making any such determination, the Director shall exclude any budget outlays which directly relate to a military conflict that lasts over 30 days or that is in direct response to a terrorist attack on the United States.

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