Summary

To prohibit the disbursement of funds for salaries and expenses of the offices of Members and committees of Congress and to hold the salaries of Members of Congress... Read More

Status

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

Date Introduced
Jan 23, 2013

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Bill Text

A BILL

To prohibit the disbursement of funds for salaries and expenses of the offices of Members and committees of Congress and to hold the salaries of Members of Congress in escrow if Congress does not adopt a concurrent resolution on the budget on or before May 15 of each year, and for other purposes.

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 ``Do Your Job Act''.

SEC. 2. PROHIBITING DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS FOR SALARIES AND EXPENSES OF MEMBER AND COMMITTEE OFFICES IF CONGRESS FAILS TO ADOPT BUDGET RESOLUTION.

(a) Salaries and Expenses of Offices.-- (1) Prohibition.--If on or before May 15 of any year Congress does not adopt a concurrent resolution on the budget for the fiscal year that begins on October 1 of that year, no funds may be disbursed for the salaries and expenses (including travel expenses) of any of the offices described in subsection (b) until Congress adopts a concurrent resolution on the budget for that fiscal year. (2) Treatment of member salaries.--Paragraph (1) does not apply to funds disbursed for the salary of any Member of Congress, which shall be subject to escrow in accordance with section 3. (b) Offices Described.--The offices described in this subsection are as follows: (1) The office of any Member of Congress. (2) The office of any standing, select, or joint committee of Congress. (3) An office of the...

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State: CA

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I support H.R. 397: Do Your Job Act because... Do you hear US yet?

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1 year ago

Users Opposing

I oppose H.R. 397 ("To prohibit the disbursement of funds for salaries and expenses of the offices of Members") because It is not just the fault of congress that we have not had a budget for the last four years. While many proposals have been presented, I understand that the only ones the president will accept are the ones that support his agenda. It is questionable as to weather he even desires a budget. I might be in favor of a bill that would include withholding pay from the president as well as congress.

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Bill Summary

H.R. 396The Congressional Pay Adjustment Act H.R. 398The Congressional Halt in Pay Increases and Cut Congressional Pay Act