H.R. 2335: Pay Your Bills or Lose Your Pay Act of 2013

Jun 12, 2013
Referred to Committee on Jun 12, 2013
1% chance of being enacted
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on June 12, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Jun 12, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
Jim McDermott
Representative for Washington's 7th congressional district
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Last Updated
Jun 12, 2013
6 pages
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Full Title

To prohibit Members of Congress from receiving pay when the Federal Government is unable to make payments or meet obligations because the public debt limit has been reached.


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7% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]


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Library of Congress Summary

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Pay Your Bills or Lose Your Pay Act of 2013 - Requires the appropriate payroll administrator of each house of Congress to deposit in an escrow account all mandatory payments for compensation of Members of Congress serving in that house during a specified period beginning when the federal government is unable to make payments or meet obligations because the public debt has been reached.
Requires release of such payments to those Members only upon the earlier of:
(1) the date on which both chambers present a bill to the President to increase the public debt, or
(2) the last day of the 113th Congress.

House Republican Conference Summary

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