Summary

1/15/2013--Introduced.Congressional Accountability Pay Act - Amends the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 to revise the method of adjusting the annual rate of pay of Members of Congress. Requires... Read More

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This bill was introduced on Jan 15, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Jan 15, 2013

Bill Text

A BILL

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...

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I support H.R. 284 ("To provide for rates of pay for Members of Congress to be adjusted as a") because...Randy I am glad you are on the side of the people. Congress is out of control and maybe this will slow down their appetite for spending our money. Another way we could do this is to shut down the government for as many days as it would take to pay for any added spending.

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Bill Summary

1/15/2013--Introduced.Congressional Accountability Pay Act - Amends the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 to revise the method of adjusting the annual rate of pay of Members of Congress. Requires a decrease in the rate of pay for each Member by a specified percentage if outlays for any fiscal year are greater than outlays for the preceding fiscal year. Amends the Federal Salary Act of 1967 to require that recommendations by the Citizens' Commission on Public Service and Compensation conform with this Act, except those for the salaries of the Chief Justice of the United States, judges of U.S. district courts, and judges of the U.S. Court of International Trade.

H.R. 283The Agency Conferences and Conventions Operating Under Necessary Transparency Act (ACCOUNT Act) H.R. 285 Housing Fairness Act of 2013