H.R.2214 - Government Shutdown Accountability and Economic Report Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. O'Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1] (Introduced 04/27/2017)|
|Committees:||House - House Administration; Oversight and Government Reform|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/27/2017 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. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in House (04/27/2017)
Government Shutdown Accountability and Economic Report Act of 2017
This bill prohibits Members of Congress from being paid salaries during a pay period in which a government shutdown is in effect after the regularly scheduled general election for federal office held in November 2018.
For the purpose of this bill, a government shutdown is considered to be in effect if there is a lapse in appropriations for any federal agency or department as a result of a failure to enact a regular appropriations bill or continuing resolution.
If a government shutdown occurs during the 115th Congress, congressional salaries must be withheld during the shutdown and released to Members of Congress at the end of the Congress, subject to an exception for any day during the 115th Congress which occurs after the date of the regularly scheduled general election for federal office held in November 2018.
During a government shutdown, the Congressional Budget Office must submit specified reports to Congress regarding the costs and economic effects of the shutdown.