H.R. 1255 (112th): Government Shutdown Prevention Act of 2011

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Mar 30, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1255

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 30, 2011

(for himself and Mr. Woodall) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, House Administration, and the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To prevent a shutdown of the government of the United States, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Government Shutdown Prevention Act of 2011.

2.

Funding the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2011

(a)

Deadline for consideration of legislation funding the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2011

If the House has not received a message from the Senate before April 6, 2011, stating that it has passed a measure providing for the appropriations for the departments and agencies of the Government for the remainder of fiscal year 2011, the provisions of H.R. 1, as passed by the House on February 19, 2011, are hereby enacted into law.

(b)

Publication of act

In publishing this Act in slip form and in the United States Statutes at Large pursuant to section 112 of title 1, United States Code, the Archivist of the United States shall include after the date of approval, if applicable, an appendix setting forth the text of the bill referred to in subsection (a).

3.

Treatment of certain payments to Members of Congress and the President

(a)

Treatment of Members during a government shutdown

The Secretary of the Senate and the Chief Administrative Officer of the House, respectively, shall not disburse to each Member or Delegate the amount of his or her salary for each day that—

(1)

there is more than a 24-hour lapse in appropriations for any Federal agency or department as a result of a failure to enact a regular appropriations bill or continuing resolution; or

(2)

the Federal Government is unable to make payments or meet obligations because the public debt limit under section 3101 of title 31, United States Code, has been reached.

(b)

Treatment of the President during a government shutdown

The President shall not receive a disbursement of basic pay for any period in which—

(1)

there is more than a 24-hour lapse in appropriations for any Federal agency or department as a result of a failure to enact a regular appropriations bill or continuing resolution; or

(2)

the Federal Government is unable to make payments or meet obligations because the public debt limit under section 3101 of title 31, United States Code, has been reached.