H.R. 2653 (112th): Stop Pay for Members Act

Jul 26, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Jim Cooper
Representative for Tennessee's 5th congressional district
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Jul 26, 2011
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H.R. 1884 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 08, 2013


This bill was introduced on July 26, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jul 26, 2011
Referred to Committee Jul 26, 2011
Full Title

To provide that Members of Congress shall be paid last whenever the Treasury is unable to liquidate the obligations of the United States Government in a timely manner because the public debt limit has been reached.


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38 cosponsors (29D, 9R) (show)

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Stop Pay for Members Act - Prohibits the liquidation of the obligation to pay basic pay of Members of Congress, if the U.S. public debt reaches the public debt limit, until: (1) all other obligations of the U.S. government then due have been liquidated; or (2) if earlier, the ability of the U.S. Treasury to liquidate the such obligations in timely manner is restored, whether by an increase in the public debt limit or otherwise.
Declares that each Member of Congress consents and agrees that payment of basic pay in accordance with this Act shall constitute a full and complete discharge and acquittance of all claims and demands for service as such a Member during the period covered by the payment.

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