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Introduced in House (07/11/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2677

To reduce the annual rate of compensation of Members of Congress by a percentage equal to the effective reduction in the average annual rate of pay of Federal employees who were subject to sequestration-related furloughs during the two most recent fiscal years.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 11, 2013

Mr. Coffman (for himself, Mr. O’Rourke, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Loebsack, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Austin Scott of Georgia, and Ms. DelBene) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To reduce the annual rate of compensation of Members of Congress by a percentage equal to the effective reduction in the average annual rate of pay of Federal employees who were subject to sequestration-related furloughs during the two most recent fiscal years.

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 “Sequestration Tied to Member Pay (STOMP) Act of 2013”.

SEC. 2. Equivalent reduction in pay of members of congress if federal employee pay is reduced by reason of sequestration.

(a) Reduction in Pay.—Section 601(a) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 31) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (1), by striking “The annual rate” and inserting “Subject to paragraph (3), the annual rate”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(3)(A) If, during either of the two most recent fiscal years ending before a Congress, the effective annual rate of pay of employees of the Federal Government is reduced as a result of a sequestration-related furlough, the annual rate of pay otherwise applicable under paragraph (1) during the Congress shall be reduced by a percentage equal to the average percentage reduction in such effective annual rate of pay during those 2 fiscal years for all employees of the Federal Government whose pay was reduced as a result of such a furlough.

“(B) Not later than December 15 of each even-numbered year, the Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall determine and publish the percentage (if any) by which the annual rate of pay otherwise applicable under paragraph (1) shall be reduced during the next Congress pursuant to this paragraph.

“(C) In this paragraph, the term ‘employees of the Federal Government’ means employees described in section 2105 of title 5, United States Code.

“(D) In this paragraph, the term ‘sequestration-related furlough’ means, with respect to an employee of the Federal Government, the placing of the employee in a temporary status without duties and pay because of a lack of funds which results from—

“(i) any reduction made with respect to a fiscal year pursuant to a sequestration order issued under section 254 of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (or, in the case of fiscal year 2013, under section 251A of such Act); or

“(ii) the imposition with respect to a fiscal year of the discretionary spending limits set forth in section 251(c) of such Act (as modified by section 251A of such Act).”.

(b) Effective Date.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress and each succeeding Congress.