Text: S.J.Res.20 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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SJ 20 IS
101st CONGRESS
1st Session
S. J. RES. 20
Disapproving the recommendations of the President relating to rates of pay
of certain officers and employees of the Federal Government, and for other
purposes.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
January 25 (legislative day, JANUARY 3), 1989
Mr. PRESSLER (for himself, Mr. GRASSLEY, Mr. REID, Mr. HELMS, Mr. MCCAIN,
Mr. DECONCINI, Mr. SIMON, Mr. HUMPHREY, Mr. BOREN, Mr. BURDICK, Mr. THURMOND,
Mr. HEFLIN, Mr. KASTEN, Mrs. KASSEBAUM, Mr. HARKIN, Mr. BOND, Mr. BRYAN,
Mr. DOMENICI, Mr. COATS, Mr. BOSCHWITZ, Mr. LEVIN, Mr. SHELBY, Mr. NICKLES,
and Mr. DASCHLE) introduced the following joint resolution; which was read
twice and referred to the Committee on Governmental Affairs
JOINT RESOLUTION
Disapproving the recommendations of the President relating to rates of pay
of certain officers and employees of the Federal Government, and for other
purposes.
  Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of
  America in Congress assembled, That the recommendations of the President
  relating to rates of pay for offices and positions within the purview of
  section 225(f) of the Federal Salary Act of 1967, as included (pursuant
  to section 225(h) of such Act) in the budget transmitted to the Congress
  for fiscal year 1990, are disapproved.
  SEC. 2. (a) Subject to subsection (b), if the date of the enactment of
  this resolution is on or after February 8, 1989, the rates of pay for
  all offices and positions increased by the recommendations described in
  subsection (a) shall be the rate of pay in effect for each such office
  and position before such recommendations took effect.
  (b)(1) The provisions of subsection (a) shall not be applied to reduce the
  rate of pay of any office or position which was increased during the period
  of February 8, 1989, through the date of the enactment of this resolution
  by reason other than the recommendations described in subsection (a).
  (2) The provisions of the first section and this section shall not apply
  to reduce the rate of pay of any judge or justice appointed pursuant to
  Article III of the Constitution of the United States.
  SEC. 3. Section 225(i) of the Federal Salary Act of 1967 (2 U.S.C. 359)
  is amended to read as follows:
  `(i) EFFECTIVE DATE OF PRESIDENTIAL RECOMMENDATIONS; CONGRESSIONAL
  VOTE ON INCREASES IN CONGRESSIONAL RATES OF PAY- (1)(A) Except for the
  recommendations relating to Members of Congress (which shall be subject to
  the provisions of paragraph (2)), the recommendations of the President which
  are transmitted to the Congress pursuant to subsection (h) of this section
  shall be effective as provided in subparagraph (B) of this paragraph, unless
  any such recommendation is disapproved by a joint resolution agreed to by
  the Congress not later than the last day of the 30-day period which begins
  on the date on which such recommendations are transmitted to the Congress.
  `(B) The effective date of the rate or rates of pay which take effect
  for an office or position under subparagraph (A) of this paragraph shall
  be the first day of the first pay period which begins for such office or
  position after the end of the 30-day period described in subparagraph (A).
  `(2)(A) The recommendations of the President relating to the rates of pay of
  Members of Congress which are transmitted to the Congress under subsection
  (h) of this section shall become effective only after the enactment of a
  joint resolution as provided under subparagraph (B).
  `(B) The joint resolution described under subparagraph (A) shall--
  `(i) relate only to the issue of such recommendation to increase the rates
  of pay of Members of Congress; and
  `(ii) be recorded to reflect the vote of each Member of Congress thereon.
  `(C) For purposes of this paragraph the term `Members of Congress'
  includes all positions described under section 225(f)(A), except for the
  Vice President of the United States.'.
CONGRESSIONAL VOTE TO INCREASE CONGRESSIONAL RATES OF PAY WITH INCREASES IN
THE GENERAL SCHEDULE
  SEC. 3. Section 601(a)(2) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946
  (2 U.S.C. 31(2)) is amended to read as follows:
  `(2)(A) Any increase in the rates of pay of Members of Congress which
  corresponds to an increase in the rates of pay in the General Schedule
  under section 5305 of title 5, United States Code, in any fiscal year shall
  become effective only after enactment of a joint resolution as provided
  under subparagraph (B).
  `(B) The joint resolution described under subparagraph (A) shall--
  `(i) relate only to the issue of the increase in the rates of pay of
  Members of Congress; and
  `(ii) be recorded to reflect the vote of each Member of Congress thereon.
  `(C) If a joint resolution is enacted as provided under subparagraphs (A)
  and (B), effective at the beginning of the first applicable pay period
  commencing on or after the first day of the month in which such joint
  resolution is enacted, each annual rate of pay of Members of Congress
  shall be adjusted by an amount, rounded to the nearest multiple of $100
  (or if midway between multiples of $100, to the next higher multiple of
  $100), equal to the percentage of such annual rate which corresponds to
  the overall average percentage (as set in the report transmitted to the
  Congress under section 5305) of the adjustment in the rates of pay under
  the General Schedule.'.
CONGRESSIONAL VOTE ON ANY INCREASE IN THE RATES OF PAY OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
  SEC. 4. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any increase in
  the rates of pay of Members of Congress shall become effective only after
  the enactment of a joint resolution as provided in subsection (b).
  (b) The joint resolution described under subparagraph (a) shall--
  `(1) relate only to the issue of the increase in the rates of pay of
  Members of Congress; and
  `(2) be passed by a recorded vote to reflect the vote of each Member of
  Congress thereon.