Text: H.R.7180 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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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.


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


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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