Text: H.R.325 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 113-3 (02/04/2013)
[113th Congress Public Law 3]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
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Public Law 113-3
To ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the
United States Government until May 19, 2013, and for other
purposes. <<NOTE: Feb. 4, 2013 - [H.R. 325]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: No Budget, No
Pay Act of 2013. 2 USC 31 note.>>
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013''.
SEC. 2. <<NOTE: 31 USC 3101 note. Time period.>> TEMPORARY
SUSPENSION OF DEBT CEILING.
(a) Suspension.--Section 3101(b) of title 31, United States Code,
shall not apply for the period beginning on the date of the enactment of
this Act and ending on May 18, 2013.
(b) Special Rule Relating to Obligations Issued During Suspension
Period.--Effective May 19, 2013, the limitation in section 3101(b) of
title 31, United States Code, as increased by section 3101A of such
title, is increased to the extent that--
(1) the face amount of obligations issued under chapter 31
of such title and the face amount of obligations whose principal
and interest are guaranteed by the United States Government
(except guaranteed obligations held by the Secretary of the
Treasury) outstanding on May 19, 2013, exceeds
(2) the face amount of such obligations outstanding on the
date of the enactment of this Act.
An obligation shall not be taken into account under paragraph (1) unless
the issuance of such obligation was necessary to fund a commitment
incurred by the Federal Government that required payment before May 19,
SEC. 3. <<NOTE: 2 USC 31 note.>> HOLDING SALARIES OF MEMBERS OF
CONGRESS IN ESCROW UPON FAILURE TO AGREE TO
(a) Holding Salaries in Escrow.--
(1) <<NOTE: Deadline.>> In general.--If by April 15, 2013,
a House of Congress has not agreed to a concurrent resolution on
the budget for fiscal year 2014 pursuant to section 301 of the
Congressional Budget Act of 1974, during the period described in
paragraph (2) the payroll administrator of that House of
Congress shall deposit in an escrow account all payments
otherwise required to be made during such period for the
compensation of Members of Congress who serve in that House of
Congress, and shall release such payments to such Members only
upon the expiration of such period.
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(2) Period described.--With respect to a House of Congress,
the period described in this paragraph is the period which
begins on April 16, 2013, and ends on the earlier of--
(A) the day on which the House of Congress agrees to
a concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year
2014 pursuant to section 301 of the Congressional Budget
Act of 1974; or
(B) the last day of the One Hundred Thirteenth
(3) Withholding and remittance of amounts from payments held
in escrow.--The payroll administrator shall provide for the same
withholding and remittance with respect to a payment deposited
in an escrow account under paragraph (1) that would apply to the
payment if the payment were not subject to paragraph (1).
(4) Release of amounts at end of the congress.--In order to
ensure that this section is carried out in a manner that shall
not vary the compensation of Senators or Representatives in
violation of the twenty-seventh article of amendment to the
Constitution of the United States, the payroll administrator of
a House of Congress shall release for payments to Members of
that House of Congress any amounts remaining in any escrow
account under this section on the last day of the One Hundred
(5) Role of secretary of the treasury.--The Secretary of the
Treasury shall provide the payroll administrators of the Houses
of Congress with such assistance as may be necessary to enable
the payroll administrators to carry out this section.
(b) Treatment of Delegates as Members.--In this section, the term
``Member'' includes a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to the Congress.
(c) Payroll Administrator Defined.--In this section, the ``payroll
administrator'' of a House of Congress means--
(1) in the case of the House of Representatives, the Chief
Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, or an
employee of the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer who
is designated by the Chief Administrative Officer to carry out
this section; and
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(2) in the case of the Senate, the Secretary of the Senate,
or an employee of the Office of the Secretary of the Senate who
is designated by the Secretary to carry out this section.
Approved February 4, 2013.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 325:
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 159 (2013):
Jan. 23, considered and passed House.
Jan. 31, considered and passed Senate.