Summary

To provide for a 10 percent reduction in pay for Members of Congress, the President, and the Vice President. Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Mar 10, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To provide for a 10-percent reduction in pay for Members of Congress, the President, and the Vice President.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; FINDINGS.

(a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Savings Start With Us Act of 2011''. (b) Findings.--Congress finds the following: (1) It is important to bring the Nation's spending under control and balance the budget. (2) Taxpayers all over the Nation are making do with less money. (3) Congress has asked Federal agencies to make major cuts to their budgets. (4) Members of Congress must do their share to cut spending and reduce their salaries.

SEC. 2. REDUCTION IN PAY FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.

(a) Reduction.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the annual rate of pay for each Member of Congress shall be equal to-- (1) for pay periods occurring during 2013, the applicable rate in effect for pay periods occurring during 2011 reduced by 10 percent, rounded to the nearest multiple of $100 (or, if midway between multiples of $100, to the next higher multiple of $100); and (2) for subsequent pay periods, the applicable rate during 2013, subject to adjustment under paragraph (2) of section 601(a) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 31(2)). (b) Member of Congress Defined.--For purposes of this Act, the term ``Member of Congress'' means an individual serving in a position under subparagraph (A), (B), or (C) of...

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