Text: H.R.7398 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (12/22/2018)


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 7398


To prohibit the operation of an exercise facility for Members of the House of Representatives or the Members’ Dining Room in the United States Capitol during a Government shutdown, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 22, 2018

Mr. Foster introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration


A BILL

To prohibit the operation of an exercise facility for Members of the House of Representatives or the Members’ Dining Room in the United States Capitol during a Government shutdown, and for other purposes.

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 “Shutdown Prioritization Act” or the “SPA Act”.

SEC. 2. Prohibiting operation of Member exercise facility or Members’ Dining Room during shutdown.

(a) Prohibition.—During a Government shutdown, the Architect of the Capitol may not operate—

(1) an exercise facility for Members of the House of Representatives; or

(2) the Members’ Dining Room in the United States Capitol.

(b) Compensation for furloughed employees.—Any employee of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol who is assigned to the exercise facility or Members’ Dining Room described in subsection (a) and who is furloughed as a result of a Government shutdown shall be compensated at the employee’s standard rate of compensation, for the period of such Government shutdown, as soon as practicable after such Government shutdown ends.

(c) Definitions.—In this Act—

(1) a “Government shutdown” shall be 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; and

(2) the term “Members of the House of Representatives” includes any Delegate or Resident Commissioner to the Congress.