H.R. 1467: Pay Cut for Congress Act

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Apr 10, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1467

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 10, 2013

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 reduce the annual rates of pay of Members of Congress by 20 percent and prohibit further adjustments to such rates.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Pay Cut for Congress Act .

2.

Reduction in annual rates of pay of members of Congress

(a)

Rates of pay

Section 601(a)(1) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 ( 2 U.S.C. 31(1) ) is amended by striking shall be the rate and all that follows and inserting the following: shall be equal to the annual rate of pay for such positions as of the date of the regularly scheduled general election for Federal office held in November 2014, reduced by 20 percent..

(b)

Conforming amendment

Section 601(a) of such Act (2 U.S.C. 31) is amended by striking paragraph (2).

(c)

Effective date

The amendments made by this Act shall take effect on the first day of the first pay period which begins after the date of the regularly scheduled general election for Federal office held in November 2014.