To require any amounts remaining in a Member's Representational Allowance at the end of a fiscal year to be deposited in the Treasury and used for deficit reduction or to reduce the Federal debt.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Congressional Budget Accountability Act''.
SEC. 2. REQUIRING AMOUNTS REMAINING IN MEMBERS' REPRESENTATIONAL ALLOWANCES TO BE USED FOR DEFICIT REDUCTION OR TO REDUCE THE FEDERAL DEBT.
(a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any amounts appropriated for Members' Representational Allowances for the House of Representatives for a fiscal year which remain after all payments are made under such Allowances for the year shall be deposited in the Treasury and used for deficit reduction, except that in the case of a fiscal year for which there is no Federal budget deficit, such amounts shall be used to reduce the Federal debt (in such manner as the Secretary of the Treasury considers appropriate). (b) Regulations.--The Committee on House Administration shall promulgate such regulations as may be necessary to carry out this section. (c) Effective Date.--This section shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2013 and each succeeding fiscal year. <all>