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116th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 7180

   To reduce the annual rate of pay during a succeeding Congress of 
Members of the House of Representatives who cast a vote or record their 
    presence in the House by proxy during a Congress, and for other 
                               purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 11, 2020

Mr. Murphy of North Carolina (for himself, Mr. Budd, Mr. Posey, and Mr. 
  Bishop of North Carolina) 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

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                                 A BILL


 
   To reduce the annual rate of pay during a succeeding Congress of 
Members of the House of Representatives who cast a vote or record their 
    presence in the House by proxy during a 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 ``Honor Your Oath Act''.

SEC. 2. REDUCTION IN PAY OF MEMBERS WHO VOTE BY PROXY.

    (a) Reduction During Next Congress.--If on any day during a 
Congress an individual who serves as a Member of the House of 
Representatives uses a designated proxy to cast a vote in the House or 
to record the Member's presence in the House in response to a quorum 
call, the annual rate of pay applicable under section 601(a) of the 
Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 4501) with respect to 
such individual for each pay period occurring during the next Congress 
during which the individual serves as a Member of the House of 
Representatives shall be equal to $1.
    (b) Sense of Congress Regarding Donation of Salary to Charity or 
Use for Deficit Reduction.--It is the sense of Congress that any 
individual whose annual rate of pay is equal to $1 pursuant to 
subsection (a) should donate that pay to a charitable organization or 
return it to the Treasury for purposes of deficit reduction.
    (c) Treatment of Delegates as Members.--In this section, the term 
``Member of the House of Representatives'' includes a Delegate or 
Resident Commissioner to the Congress.
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