Text: H.R.3440 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3440


To amend the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 to reduce the rates of pay of Members of Congress during a fiscal year if Congress has not agreed to a concurrent resolution on the budget for such fiscal year, to repeal the automatic appropriation of funds for the salaries of Members of Congress, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 24, 2019

Mr. Burchett introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and 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 amend the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 to reduce the rates of pay of Members of Congress during a fiscal year if Congress has not agreed to a concurrent resolution on the budget for such fiscal year, to repeal the automatic appropriation of funds for the salaries of Members of Congress, 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 “Do Your Job Act”.

SEC. 2. Reduction in rates of pay for Members of Congress for failure to agree to budget resolution.

(a) Reduction.—Section 601(a)(2) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 4501(2)) is amended to read as follows:

“(2) If, by the first day of a fiscal year, both Houses of Congress have not agreed to a concurrent resolution on the budget pursuant to section 301 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 for such fiscal year, the annual rate of pay for each of the positions described in paragraph (1) for pay periods occurring during such fiscal year shall be equal to 90 percent of the annual rate of pay for such position for the most recent pay period preceding such fiscal year.”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to pay periods occurring after the date of the regularly scheduled general election for Federal office held in November 2020.

SEC. 3. Repeal of automatic appropriation of salaries of Members of Congress.

(a) Repeal.—Effective with respect to each fiscal year beginning on or after the date of the enactment of this Act, section 130(c) of Public Law 97–51 (2 U.S.C. 4502) is repealed.

(b) Conforming amendment.—Section 601(a)(1) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 4501(1)) is amended by striking “The annual rate of pay” and inserting “Subject to the availability of appropriations, the annual rate of pay”.


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