H.R. 398: Congressional Halt in Pay Increases and Cut Congressional Pay Act

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Jan 23, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 398

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 23, 2013

(for himself and Mrs. Kirkpatrick) 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 rate of pay for Members of Congress by 10 percent and to eliminate automatic pay adjustments for Members.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Congressional Halt in Pay Increases and Cut Congressional Pay Act .

2.

Reduction in pay

(a)

In general

Section 601(a) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 31) is amended to read as follows:

601.
(a)

Effective as of the beginning of the first applicable pay period commencing after the date on which is held the next regularly scheduled general election for Federal office following the date of the enactment of the Congressional Halt in Pay Increases and Cut Congressional Pay Act , the annual rate of pay for—

(1)

each Senator, Member of the House of Representatives, and Delegate to the House of Representatives, and the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico,

(2)

the President pro tempore of the Senate, the majority leader and the minority leader of the Senate, and the majority leader and the minority leader of the House of Representatives, and

(3)

the Speaker of the House of Representatives,

shall be equal to the annual rate of pay for that position as of the date on which such general election is held, reduced by 10 percent.

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(b)

Effective date

Subsection (a) shall take effect as of the date on which is held the next regularly scheduled general election for Federal office following the date of the enactment of this Act.