TEXT OF AMENDMENTS; Congressional Record Vol. 162, No. 147
(Senate - September 28, 2016)

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                           TEXT OF AMENDMENTS

  SA 5105. Mr. HELLER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 5082 proposed by Mr. McConnell (for Mr. Cochran) to the 
bill H.R. 5325, making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for 
the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. NO BUDGET NO PAY.

       (a) Short Title.--This section may be cited as the ``No 
     Budget, No Pay Act''.
       (b) Definition.--In this section, the term ``Member of 
     Congress''--
       (1) has the meaning given under section 2106 of title 5, 
     United States Code; and
       (2) does not include the Vice President.
       (c) Timely Approval of Concurrent Resolution on the Budget 
     and the Appropriations Bills.--If both Houses of Congress 
     have not approved a concurrent resolution on the budget as 
     described under section 301 of the Congressional Budget and 
     Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 632) for a fiscal 
     year before October 1 of that fiscal year and have not passed 
     all the regular appropriations bills for the next fiscal year 
     before October 1 of that fiscal year, the pay of each Member 
     of Congress may not be paid for each day following that 
     October 1 until the date on which both Houses of Congress 
     approve a concurrent resolution on the budget for that fiscal 
     year and all the regular appropriations bills.
       (d) No Pay Without Concurrent Resolution on the Budget and 
     the Appropriations Bills.--
       (1) In general.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     law, no funds may be appropriated or otherwise be made 
     available from the United States Treasury for the pay of any 
     Member of Congress during any period determined by the 
     Chairpersons of the Committee on the Budget and the Committee 
     on Appropriations of the Senate or the Chairpersons of the 
     Committee on the Budget and the Committee on Appropriations 
     of the House of Representatives under subsection (e).
       (2) No retroactive pay.--A Member of Congress may not 
     receive pay for any period determined by the Chairpersons of 
     the Committee on the Budget and the Committee on 
     Appropriations of the Senate or the Chairpersons of the 
     Committee on the Budget and the Committee on Appropriations 
     of the House of Representatives under subsection (e), at any 
     time after the end of that period.
       (e) Determinations.--
       (1) Senate.--
       (A) Request for certifications.--On October 1 of each year, 
     the Secretary of the Senate shall submit a request to the 
     Chairpersons of the Committee on the Budget and the Committee 
     on Appropriations of the Senate for certification of 
     determinations made under clause (i) and (ii) of subparagraph 
     (B).
       (B) Determinations.--The Chairpersons of the Committee on 
     the Budget and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate 
     shall--
       (i) on October 1 of each year, make a determination of 
     whether Congress is in compliance with subsection (c) and 
     whether Senators may not be paid under that subsection;
       (ii) determine the period of days following each October 1 
     that Senators may not be paid under subsection (c); and
       (iii) provide timely certification of the determinations 
     under clauses (i) and (ii) upon the request of the Secretary 
     of the Senate.
       (2) House of representatives.--
       (A) Request for certifications.--On October 1 of each year, 
     the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
     Representatives shall submit a request to the Chairpersons of 
     the Committee on the Budget and the Committee on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives for 
     certification of determinations made under clause (i) and 
     (ii) of subparagraph (B).

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       (B) Determinations.--The Chairpersons of the Committee on 
     the Budget and the Committee on Appropriations of the House 
     of Representatives shall--
       (i) on October 1 of each year, make a determination of 
     whether Congress is in compliance with subsection (c) and 
     whether Members of the House of Representatives may not be 
     paid under that subsection;
       (ii) determine the period of days following each October 1 
     that Members of the House of Representatives may not be paid 
     under subsection (c); and
       (iii) provide timely certification of the determinations 
     under clauses (i) and (ii) upon the request of the Chief 
     Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives.
       (f) Effective Date.--This section shall apply on and after 
     February 1, 2017.

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