H.R. 3236: Hold Congress Accountable Act

Introduced:
Oct 02, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee on Oct 02, 2013
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on October 2, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced
Oct 02, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
 
Sponsor
Kurt Schrader
Representative for Oregon's 5th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Oct 02, 2013
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3234 (Related)
Pay Accountability Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 02, 2013

H.R. 3224 (Related)
No Government No Pay Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 30, 2013

 
Full Title

To reduce the annual rate of pay of Members of Congress if a Government shutdown occurs during a year, and for other purposes.

Summary

No summaries available.

 
Prognosis

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]

Cosponsors
4 cosponsors (4D) (show)
Committees

House House Administration

House Oversight and Government Reform

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Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


10/2/2013--Introduced.
Hold Congress Accountable Act - Requires a reduction in the annual rate of pay of a Member of Congress during a government shutdown equal to the product of 1 day's worth of pay under such annual rate and the number of 24-hour periods during which the government shutdown is in effect. Makes such reduction applicable to days occurring after the date of the general election for federal office held in November 2014.
Requires any amount of pay of a Member of Congress in the 113th Congress that is reduced due to a government shutdown to be held in escrow until the last day of the 113th Congress and released for payment to Members at that time.

House Republican Conference Summary

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