H. R. 4036
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 15, 2012
Mr. Johnson of Ohio introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, 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 amend the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 to impose a daily reduction in the rates of pay for Members of Congress if Congress fails to agree to a concurrent resolution on the budget.
This Act may be cited as the
Pass a Budget Now
Daily reduction in rates of pay for members of Congress for failure to agree to concurrent resolution on budget
Section 601(a) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 31) is amended—
in paragraph (1),
paragraph (2) and inserting
and (3); and
by adding at the end the following new paragraph (2):
If by April 15 of any year a House of Congress has not agreed to a concurrent resolution on the budget for the fiscal year which begins on October 1 of that year, the rate of pay for each of the positions of that House which are described in paragraph (1) shall be reduced during each pay period occurring during the year by an amount equal to the product of—
the average daily rate of pay for the position involved for pay periods occurring during the year (determined on the basis of the annual rate of pay for such positions under this subsection); and
the number of days during the pay period which occur after April 15 and before that House agrees to a concurrent resolution on the budget for the fiscal year which begins on October 1 of that year.
To the extent that compensation is not paid to Members of Congress as a result of this paragraph, the amounts not paid shall be used for deficit reduction.
The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to 2013 and each succeeding year.