H. R. 270
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 12, 2011
Mr. Coffman of Colorado introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform and the Judiciary, 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
To provide for a 10 percent reduction in pay for Members of Congress, to make Federal civilian employees subject to a period of mandatory unpaid leave, to reduce appropriations for salaries and expenses for offices of the legislative branch during fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes.
Reduction in pay for Members of Congress
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the annual rate of pay for each Member of Congress shall be as follows:
For pay periods during the period beginning October 1, 2011, and ending December 31, 2012, the applicable rate in effect as of the date of the enactment of this Act.
For pay periods occurring during 2013, the applicable rate during the period described in paragraph (1) reduced by 10 percent, rounded to the nearest multiple of $100 (or, if midway between multiples of $100, to the next higher multiple of $100).
For subsequent pay periods, the applicable rate during 2013, subject to adjustment under paragraph (2) of section 601(a) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 31(2)).
Member of Congress defined
of this section, the term
Member of Congress means an individual
serving in a position under subparagraph (A), (B), or (C) of section 601(a) of
the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 31).
Mandatory unpaid leave
Provisions relating to employees in the executive branch
The President shall by regulation provide that, during fiscal year 2012, employees in the executive branch of the Government shall be subject to—
a total of 2 weeks of mandatory unpaid leave; or
the prorata equivalent, in the case of employees serving for less than the entire fiscal year.
The regulations under paragraph (1) may provide for such exceptions as may be necessary—
for reasons of national security;
for reasons relating to the public health or safety, including effective law enforcement; or
for such other reasons as the President considers necessary or appropriate.
Provisions relating to employees in the judicial branch
The Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts shall, by regulation, apply this section to employees in the judicial branch of the Government.
Rule of construction
Nothing in this section shall be considered to require that mandatory unpaid leave be taken over a continuous period.
For purposes of this section, the term employee has the meaning given such term by section 2105 of title 5, United States Code.
Reduction in salaries and expenses for legislative branch offices
The aggregate amount which may be appropriated or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2012 for allowances and expenses (including salaries) of any office of the legislative branch may not exceed 96% of the aggregate amount appropriated or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2011 for allowances and expenses of such office.
Exception for Capitol Police
Subsection (a) does not apply with respect to the United States Capitol Police.