H. J. RES. 18
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 3, 2019
Mr. Norman (for himself, Mr. Olson, Mr. Posey, Mr. Kevin Hern of Oklahoma, Mr. Curtis, Mr. Meadows, Mr. Biggs, Mr. Gosar, Mr. Waltz, and Mr. Bergman) submitted the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to prohibit Members of Congress from receiving compensation for any period during which a Government shutdown is in effect.
That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:
A Representative or Senator may not receive compensation with respect to any period during which a Government shutdown is in effect. For purposes of this article, a Government shutdown shall be considered to be in effect if there is a lapse in appropriations for any Federal agency or department as a result of a failure to enact a regular appropriations bill or continuing resolution.
Congress shall have the power to enforce this article through appropriate legislation.