Text of the Congressional Salary Reduction Act

This bill was introduced on April 18, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Apr 18, 2012 (Introduced).

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2d Session

H. R. 4399


April 18, 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


To amend the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 to reduce the rates of pay of Members of Congress by 5 percent and eliminate future cost-of-living adjustments in such rates of pay.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Congressional Salary Reduction Act.


Reduction in rates of pay and elimination of future cost-of-living adjustments for members of congress

Section 601(a) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 31) is amended by amending paragraph (2) to read as follows:


Effective with respect to pay periods beginning after the date of the regularly scheduled general election for Federal office held in November 2012, the annual rate of pay for each of the positions described in paragraph (1) shall be equal to 95 percent of the annual rate of pay for such position for the most recent pay period preceding such election.