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H.R. 6438 (112th): Member Pay Reduction and Responsibility Act of 2012


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 19, 2012 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6438

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 19, 2012

(for himself, Mr. Dold, Mr. Matheson, Mr. Gerlach, Mr. Landry, Mr. Coble, Mr. Ribble, Mr. Schilling, Mr. Petri, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Renacci, Mr. Duffy, and Mr. Culberson) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Budget

A BILL

To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to subject the pay of the President, the Vice President, and Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate to any sequestration order for fiscal year 2013.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Member Pay Reduction and Responsibility Act of 2012.

2.

Inclusion of the President, the Vice President, and Members of Congress in any sequestration order for fiscal year 2013

Section 256(g) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 906(g)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(3)

Pay for the President, the Vice President, and Members of Congress to be covered by any sequestration order for fiscal year 2013

(A)

In general

If any sequestration under this part takes effect for fiscal year 2013, the Presidential order implementing such sequestration shall reduce the pay of the President, the Vice President, and Members of Congress by a percentage equal to the greater of—

(i)

the percentage by which accounts within the non-exempt, non-security category are reduced under such order; or

(ii)

8.2 percent.

(B)

Definition

For purposes of this subsection, the term Member of Congress refers to an individual who holds a position under subparagraph (A), (B), or (C) of section 601(a) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 31).

(C)

Special rule

Any reduction under this paragraph in the rate of pay of the President shall take effect as of noon on January 20, 2013.

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