Text of the Sequestration of Pay for Members of Congress Act of 2013

This bill was introduced on March 14, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 14, 2013 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 1181


March 14, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Bera of California, Mr. Salmon, Mr. Amash, and Mr. Pittenger) 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 reduce the annual rate of pay of Members of Congress by 8.2 percent.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Sequestration of Pay for Members of Congress Act of 2013 .


Reduction in pay for Members of Congress


Reduction in annual rate

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the annual rate of pay for each Member of Congress for pay periods occurring after the date of the regularly scheduled general election for Federal office held in November 2014 shall be equal to the applicable rate in effect for the most recent pay period occurring prior to such date, reduced by 8.2 percent.


Member of Congress defined

For purposes of this Act, the term Member of Congress means an individual serving in a position under subparagraph (A), (B), or (C) of section 601(a)(1) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 ( 2 U.S.C. 31(1) ).