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To reduce the annual rates of pay for Members of Congress by 20 percent, and to prohibit an adjustment in such rates during a year unless the Federal... Read More

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This bill was introduced on Jan 23, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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Jan 23, 2013

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A BILL

To reduce the annual rates of pay for Members of Congress by 20 percent, and to prohibit an adjustment in such rates during a year unless the Federal Government did not run a deficit in the previous fiscal year.

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 Pay Adjustment Act''.

SEC. 2. REDUCTION IN ANNUAL RATES OF 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 2015, the applicable rate in effect for pay periods occurring during 2013 reduced by 20 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 section 601(a) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 31).

SEC. 3. PROHIBITING ADJUSTMENTS IN MEMBER PAY UNLESS FEDERAL BUDGET IS BALANCED.

(a) Restrictions on Adjustments.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no adjustment shall be made under section 601(a) of the...

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I support H.R. 396 ("To reduce the annual rates of pay for Members of Congress by 20 percent, and") because...there is a law stating there is to be a balanced budget every year. American families have budgets to make it through life and achieve things and acquire better things in life so why shouldn't the government have one. Do you and your families have budget's? USA should have a budget because without a budget more debt occurs and you lose property, etc. Americans when they lose things by spending more and having no budget don't get bailouts they get foreclosures and homeless. Government doesn't care because it isn't their money they are spending and (saving); it's the American peoples money they are spending so why would they care. Guess what WE CARE.

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theconstitution
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2 years ago

I support H.R. 396 ("To reduce the annual rates of pay for Members of Congress by 20 percent, and") because...would you pay a group of people that rarely do their job, spend too much money, borrow too much money, give away too much money and fight to violate the constitution? Would you pay people that took no responsibility and instead play the blame game? Nothing ever meaningful gets accomplished anymore. Look at all the junk bills on this site! Enough of the madness.

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Fatheroftwo
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2 years ago

I support H.R. 396 ("To reduce the annual rates of pay for Members of Congress by 20 percent, and") because they are quick enough to vote pay raises for themselves.

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BOSUX
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2 years ago

I support H.R. 396 ("To reduce the annual rates of pay for Members of Congress by 20 percent, and") because there should be a penalty for congress not being fiscally responsible. When there is a tax increase or a new tax implemented, the individual takes a pay reduction as a result.

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DonnyGeorge
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2 years ago

I support H.R. 396 ("To reduce the annual rates of pay for Members of Congress by 20 percent, and") because...it provides incentive to actually reduce the deficit

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Bill Summary

To reduce the annual rates of pay for Members of Congress by 20 percent, and to prohibit an adjustment in such rates during a year unless the Federal government did not run a deficit in the previous fiscal year.

H.R. 395The Student Loan Employment Benefits Act H.R. 397The Do Your Job Act