S. 1142 (113th): Pay Your Bills or Lose Your Pay Act of 2013


Jun 12, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 12, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Barbara Boxer

Junior Senator from California



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Last Updated: Jun 12, 2013
Length: 6 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill 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.

Summary (CRS)

6/12/2013--Introduced.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 ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 12, 2013

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1142”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 2335 (Related)
Pay Your Bills or Lose Your Pay Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 12, 2013

H.R. 325 (Related)
No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013

Enacted — Signed by the President
Feb 4, 2013

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