skip to main content

H.R. 5539: Thomas Jefferson Public Service Act of 2018

Call or Write Congress

To set the annual rate of compensation for a Member of Congress who has served six consecutive terms as a Member of the House of Representatives or two consecutive terms as a Senator at $1, to amend title 5, United States Code, to exclude any service of a Member of Congress occurring during any pay period for which the Member's annual rate of compensation is $1 as creditable service for purposes of an annuity under that title, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Francis Rooney

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 19th congressional district. Republican.

Read Text »
Last Updated: Apr 17, 2018
Length: 4 pages

Apr 17, 2018


Introduced on Apr 17, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 17, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Apr 17, 2018

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Ordered Reported

Passed House (Senate next)

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 5539 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

How to cite this information.

We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:

“H.R. 5539 — 115th Congress: Thomas Jefferson Public Service Act of 2018.” 2018. September 23, 2018 <>

Where is this information from?

GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from, the official portal of the United States Congress. is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.