H.R. 4036 (112th): Pass a Budget Now Act

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Feb 15, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4036

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 15, 2012

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

A BILL

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Pass a Budget Now Act.

2.

Daily reduction in rates of pay for members of Congress for failure to agree to concurrent resolution on budget

(a)

Reduction

Section 601(a) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 31) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1), by striking paragraph (2) and inserting paragraphs (2) and (3); and

(2)

by adding at the end the following new paragraph (2):

(3)
(A)

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—

(i)

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

(ii)

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.

(B)

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.

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(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to 2013 and each succeeding year.