To provide for rates of pay for Members of Congress to be adjusted as a function of changes in Government spending.
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 Accountability Pay Act''.
SEC. 2. CHANGE IN METHOD FOR ADJUSTING PAY.
Section 601(a) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 31) is amended to read as follows: ``Sec. 601. (a)(1) This subsection applies with respect to-- ``(A) each Senator, Member of the House of Representatives, and Delegate to the House of Representatives, and the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico, ``(B) the President pro tempore of the Senate, the majority leader and the minority leader of the Senate, and the majority leader and the minority leader of the House of Representatives, and ``(C) the Speaker of the House of Representatives. ``(2) Whenever outlays for any fiscal year are greater than outlays for the preceding fiscal year, then, effective as of the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1 of the calendar year next beginning after the close of the second of those 2 fiscal years, the rate of pay for each position under paragraph (1) shall be decreased by the percentage (rounded to the nearest \1/10\ of 1 percent) equal to the percentage by which outlays for the second of those 2 fiscal years are greater than outlays for...