Summary

1/18/2013--Introduced. No Budget, No Pay Act - Prohibits the payment of any pay to any Member of Congress (excluding the Vice President): (1) if both houses of Congress... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 18, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Jan 18, 2013

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Bill Text

A BILL

To provide that Members of Congress may not receive pay after October 1 of any fiscal year in which Congress has not approved a concurrent resolution on the budget and passed the regular appropriations bills.

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 ``No Budget, No Pay Act''.

SEC. 2. DEFINITION.

In this section, the term ``Member of Congress''-- (1) has the meaning given under section 2106 of title 5, United States Code; and (2) does not include the Vice President.

SEC. 3. TIMELY APPROVAL OF CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ON THE BUDGET AND THE APPROPRIATIONS BILLS.

If both Houses of Congress have not approved a concurrent resolution on the budget as described under section 301 of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 632) for a fiscal year before October 1 of that fiscal year and have not passed all the regular appropriations bills for the next fiscal year before October 1 of that fiscal year, the pay of each Member of Congress may not be paid for each day following that October 1 until the date on which both Houses of Congress approve a concurrent resolution on the budget for that fiscal year and all the regular appropriations bills.

SEC. 4. NO PAY WITHOUT CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ON THE BUDGET AND THE APPROPRIATIONS BILLS.

(a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no funds may be...

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State: CA

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The most basic responsibility Congress has is deciding how much money the government takes in and how much it spends. But Congress has passed its spending bills on time only four times since 1952 and not at all since 1997. The bill will help advance two goals that should be a priority of every member of Congress. 1. No Budget, No Pay will actually make government work better by encouraging members of Congress to come to the negotiating table and stay there until they reach an agreement on the budget and spending bills. 2. No Budget, No Pay will begin to restore Americans' trust in Congress: At this moment of intense anger and cynicism, the American people want more than promises. We want action. Passing this bill is an opportunity for Congress to tell the American people that they won’t earn their salaries until they earn back our trust.

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Users Supporting

I support H.R. 310: No Budget, No Pay Act because this bill simply addresses the incompetence and irrational behavior of those in charge of a compromized consensus budget.

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KY
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futurePOTUS2020
KY-5
11 months ago

I support H.R. 310: No Budget, No Pay Act because... Looking over the text of this bill I notice that there is not a clause stipulating that the pay withheld be put into escrow until the budget is passed. As long as THIS bill is not amended to put pay into escrow, I totally agree with passage of H.R. 310. I am very disappointed that Mr. Fincher (R-TN) is not a co-sponsor of the bill, but hope he will agree to its passage.

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TN
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Gary_at_Poverty_Knob
TN-8
2 years ago

I support H.R. 310: No Budget, No Pay Act as long as any passed budget is an actual working budget, and not just passed to meet the requirement of this bill.

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ME
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AMarshal
ME-1
2 years ago

I support H.R. 310: No Budget, No Pay Act because... if a person does not do the work they are hired to do they dont get paid. I hired (voted for) you to govern. If you choose not to govern you should not get paid.

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VA
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kf4pvn
VA-2
2 years ago

I support H.R. 310: No Budget, No Pay Act because...No one should be paid for nothing no work no pay

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OK
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JamesDutton
OK-2
2 years ago

I support H.R. 310: No Budget, No Pay Act because if I do not do my job I risk being fired. This is appropriate, if Congress fails to do its job, they should not paid. Period.

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AZ
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Mamabear90903
AZ-6
2 years ago

Users Opposing

I oppose H.R. 310 ("To provide that Members of Congress may not receive pay after October 1 of any") because... bill should be based on a balanced budget.

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KY
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Anonymous306048
KY-4
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 310 ("To provide that Members of Congress may not receive pay after October 1 of any") because...I got caught originally on this one - the NO PAY for Congress was too appealing - the sneaky continuing resolution is the downside - PASS A FEDERAL BUDGET. A cause of America's economic situation is the fact that the Senate has NOT passed a Federal Budget since April 2009. We the People have no clue as to where our taxes are going and how much is really being spent. That needs to STOP now.

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wardmama4
OH-1
2 years ago

Bill Summary


1/18/2013--Introduced.
No Budget, No Pay Act - Prohibits the payment of any pay to any Member of Congress (excluding the Vice President): (1) if both houses of Congress have not approved a concurrent resolution on the budget for a fiscal year before October 1 of that fiscal year and have not passed all the regular appropriations bills for the next fiscal year by such date, or (2) until both houses of Congress approve such a budget resolution and pass all such appropriations bills. Prohibits any retroactive pay for such a period.

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