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HR 401 IH
101st CONGRESS
1st Session
 H. R. 401
To defer congressional pay adjustments until the first March 1 following the
beginning of the Congress next following the Congress during which certain
actions with respect to pay rates are taken, to provide that appropriations
of funds for congressional pay be considered separately from appropriations
for other purposes, to require a recorded vote in each House on such
appropriations, and for other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 3, 1989
Mr. TAUKE (for himself, Mr. SYNAR, Mr. INHOFE, Mr. BUNNING, Mr. SHARP,
Mr. GALLO, Mr. COMBEST, Mr. SKEEN, Mr. RHODES, Mr. COURTER, Mr. NIELSON of
Utah, Mr. LEACH of Iowa, Mr. SMITH of Texas, Mr. ROBERT F. SMITH , Mr. ARMEY,
Mr. LAGOMARSINO, Mr. BROWN of Colorado, Mrs. MARTIN of Illinois, Mr. SCHAEFER,
Mr. CRAIG, Mrs. JOHNSON of Connecticut, Mr. GORDON, Mr. PENNY, Mr. GLICKMAN,
Mr. MONTGOMERY, Mr. SHAYS, Mr. HENRY, Mr. BROWN of California, Ms. SNOWE,
Mr. HERGER, Mr. SENSENBRENNER, Mr. UPTON, Mr. PETRI, Mr. BEREUTER, Mr. ROBERTS,
Mr. HAMMERSCHMIDT, Mr. JOHNSON of South Dakota, Mr. KYL, Mrs. MEYERS of Kansas,
Mr. COBLE, Mr. LIGHTFOOT, Mr. RIDGE, Mr. DONALD E. LUKENS, Mr. BATEMAN,
Mr. PURSELL, Mr. GRANDY, Mr. CLINGER, Mr. JONTZ, Mr. ENGLISH, Mr. ECKART,
and Mr. CAMPBELL of California) introduced the following bill; which was
referred jointly to the Committees on Post Office and Civil Service and Rules
A BILL
To defer congressional pay adjustments until the first March 1 following the
beginning of the Congress next following the Congress during which certain
actions with respect to pay rates are taken, to provide that appropriations
of funds for congressional pay be considered separately from appropriations
for other purposes, to require a recorded vote in each House on such
appropriations, and for other purposes.
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
  States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the
  `Congressional Pay Reform Act of 1987'.
  SEC. 2. (a)(1) Paragraph (2) of section 601(a) of the Legislative
  Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 31), relating to congressional salary
  adjustment, is amended by striking out `Effective at the beginning of the
  first applicable pay period commencing on or after the first day of the
  month in which an adjustment takes effect under section 5305 of title 5,
  United States Code, in the rates of pay under the General Schedule,',
  and inserting in lieu thereof `Effective on the first March 1 following
  the beginning of the Congress next following any Congress during which an
  adjustment takes effect under section 5305 of title 5, United States Code,
  in the rates of pay under the General Schedule,'.
  (2) Such section 601(a) is further amended by adding at the end thereof
  the following new paragraph:
  `(3) The rates of pay for positions referred to in paragraph (1) of this
  subsection recommended by the President under subsection (h) of section
  225 of the Federal Salary Act of 1967 (2 U.S.C. 358) in any year shall take
  effect on the later of (A) the first March 1 following the beginning of the
  Congress next following the Congress during which the recommendations for
  such rates of pay were transmitted by the President under such subsection or
  (B) the date prescribed by the President under subsection (i)(2) of such
  section (2 U.S.C. 359(2)).'.
  (b)(1) Subsection (h) of section 225 of the Federal Salary Act of 1967
  (2 U.S.C. 358) is amended--
  (A) by striking out `include, in the budget' and all that follows through
  `Commission' in the first sentence and inserting in lieu thereof the
  following: `transmit to the Congress, within the period of fifteen calendar
  days beginning on the date on which the Congress convenes for the first
  session which begins after the date on which the report and recommendations
  of the Commission are required to be submitted', and
  (B) by striking out the second sentence.
  (2) Paragraph (1) of subsection (i) of such section (2 U.S.C. 359(1))
  is amended--
  (A) by inserting `(A)' after `(1)';
  (B) in the first sentence--
  (i) by inserting `the office of Vice President of the United States and'
  before `the offices and positions'; and
  (ii) by striking out `(A),';
  (C) in the second sentence--
  (i) by striking out `described in any such subparagraph' and inserting in
  lieu thereof `referred to in the preceding sentence'; and
  (ii) by striking out `the offices and positions covered by such subparagraph'
  and inserting in lieu thereof `such offices and positions'; and
  (D) by adding at the end thereof the following new subparagraph:
  `(B) The rates of pay for offices and positions within the purview of
  subsection (f)(A) of this section (other than the office of Vice President
  of the United States) recommended by the President under subsection (h) of
  this section in any year shall take effect as provided in section 601(a)(3)
  of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 31(3)).'.
  (3) Subsection (j) of such section (2 U.S.C. 360) is amended--
  (A) by striking out `if approved by the Congress as provided in subsection
  (i)' and inserting in lieu thereof `upon taking effect as provided in
  subsection (i)'; and
  (B) by striking out `(other than any provision of law enacted in the period
  specified in paragraph (1) of subsection (i) of this section with respect to
  such recommendations)' in clause (A) and inserting in lieu thereof `(other
  than any provision of law which, in the case of any recommendation to which
  subsection (i)(1)(A) of this section applies, is enacted in the period
  specified in such subsection (i)(1)(A) with respect to such recommendation
  or which, in the case of any recommendation to which subsection (i)(1)(B)
  of this section applies, is enacted with respect to such recommendation
  after the date on which the President transmitted such recommendation to
  the Congress)'.
  SEC. 3. (a) For purposes of this section, the term `Member of the Congress'
  means any person who holds the office of Senator, Member of the House
  of Representatives, Delegate to the House of Representatives, Resident
  Commissioner from Puerto Rico, President pro tempore of the Senate,
  majority or minority leader of the Senate or the House of Representatives,
  or the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
  (b)(1) It shall not be in order in either the House of Representatives
  or the Senate to consider any bill or joint resolution which includes an
  appropriation, or a limitation on the use of appropriated funds, for the
  compensation of Members of the Congress for any fiscal year or part of a
  fiscal year if such bill or joint resolution also includes an appropriation,
  or a limitation on appropriations, for any other purpose.
  (2) Paragraph (1) of this subsection is enacted by the Congress--
  (A) as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the House of Representatives
  and the Senate, respectively, and as such they shall be considered as part
  of the rules of each House, respectively, and such rules shall supersede
  other rules only to the extent that they are inconsistent therewith; and
  (B) with full recognition of the constitutional right of either House to
  change such rules (so far as relating to that House) at any time, in the
  same manner, and to the same extent as in the case of any other rule of
  that House.
  (c) The vote of each House on each bill or joint resolution which includes
  an appropriation, or a limitation on the use of appropriated funds, for
  the compensation of Members of the Congress for any fiscal year or part of
  a fiscal year shall be recorded so as to reflect the vote of each Member
  of the Congress thereon.