Summary

1/25/2013--Introduced.Amends the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS) to exclude Members of Congress, except the Vice President, from further CSRS and FERS... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 25, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for the termination of further retirement benefits for Members of Congress, except the right to continue participating in the Thrift Savings Plan, 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. AMENDMENTS RELATING TO THE CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

(a) In General.--Subchapter III of chapter 83 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 8335 the following: ``Sec. 8335a. Termination of further retirement coverage of Members of Congress ``(a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of this subchapter, effective as of the date of enactment of this section-- ``(1) a Member shall not be subject to this subchapter for any further period of time; and ``(2) no further Government contributions or deductions from basic pay may be made with respect to such Member for deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Fund. ``(b) Prior Rights Not Affected.--Nothing in subsection (a) shall be considered to nullify, modify, or otherwise affect any right, entitlement, or benefit under this subchapter with respect to any Member covering any period prior to the date of enactment of this section. ``(c) Right To Participate in Thrift Savings Plan Not Affected.-- Nothing in subsection (a) shall affect the eligibility of a Member to participate in the Thrift Savings Plan in accordance with otherwise applicable provisions of law. ``(d) Regulations.-- ``(1) In...

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I support H.R. 423 ("to provide for the termination of further retirement benefits for Members of Congress, except the") because the People serving in the U.S. in Congress do not represent a recognizable profession it terms of the free-market. It is a position of honor which Thomas Paine recognized to be short-lived, not a life long commitment as it is today and had been for some time.

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e.hansen
MO-7
1 year ago

I support H.R. 423 ("to provide for the termination of further retirement benefits for Members of Congress, except the") because...Mrs. Hartzler, WHY aren't you co-sponsoring this bill. Only elitist freaks would not support this bill

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mackelby
MO-4
2 years ago

I support H.R. 423 ("to provide for the termination of further retirement benefits for Members of Congress, except the") because the taxpayer has had it's fill of congressional crooks. BIG QUESTION to Rep. Rob Wittman (R,VA-1) - why are you not a co-sponsor to this legislative proposal?

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RandyB
VA-1
2 years ago

I support H.R. 423 ("to provide for the termination of further retirement benefits for Members of Congress, except the") because... The retirement benefits should only go as far as the Members of Congess are in service to the people they serve.

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kwmitch
MO-5
2 years ago

I support H.R. 423 ("to provide for the termination of further retirement benefits for Members of Congress, except the") because... As Representatives of "The People", any other retirement or benefit that exceeds the standard for temporary labor, needs to be eliminated. There should be no benefit better than the standard federal employee.

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MikeAustin
TX-17
2 years ago

I support H.R. 423 ("to provide for the termination of further retirement benefits for Members of Congress, except the") because serving the People of the U.S. in Congress is not a profession. It is an honor which Thomas Paine recognized should be short-lived.

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xdarrows
FL-6
2 years ago

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Bill Summary

1/25/2013--Introduced.Amends the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS) to exclude Members of Congress, except the Vice President, from further CSRS and FERS retirement coverage. Prohibits further government contributions or deductions from such Member's basic pay for deposit in the Treasury to the credit of the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund. States that nothing in this Act shall: (1) be considered to nullify, modify, or otherwise affect any right, entitlement, or benefit under CSRS or FERS for any Member covering any period before the enactment of this Act; or (2) affect the eligibility of a Member to participate in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) in accordance with otherwise applicable law.

H.R. 422 Children’s Hope Act of 2013 H.R. 424 Mohave County Radiation Compensation Act of 2013