H.R. 215 (111th): Congressional Pay Reform Act of 2009

Introduced:
Jan 06, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Joe Wilson
Representative for South Carolina's 2nd congressional district
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 06, 2009
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 187 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 05, 2011

H.R. 5146 (Related)
To provide that Members of Congress shall not receive a cost of living adjustment ...

Signed by the President
May 14, 2010

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 6, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 06, 2009
Referred to Committee Jan 06, 2009
 
Full Title

To provide that rates of pay for Members of Congress shall not be subject to automatic adjustment; and to provide that any bill or resolution, and any amendment to any bill or resolution, which would increase Members' pay may be adopted only by a recorded vote.

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Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (2R) (show)
Committees

House House Administration

House Oversight and Government Reform

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/6/2009--Introduced.
Congressional Pay Reform Act of 2009 - Amends the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 to eliminate automatic pay adjustments for Members of Congress. Requires the annual rate of pay for Members of Congress to be the rate payable as of the enactment of this Act, until such rate is adjusted following recommendations by the President under the Federal Salary Act of 1967 (or under any other law).
Requires any bill or resolution, or its amendment, providing for any increase in such payable rate (other than a pay adjustment recommended by the President under the Federal Salary Act of 1967) to be adopted by the House of Representatives or the Senate only by a recorded vote so as to reflect the vote of each Member.

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