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H.R.4681 - Congressional Accountability Pay Act
To provide for rates of pay for Members of Congress to be adjusted as a function of changes in Government spending.
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Mr. FORBES introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government 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 concernedCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. CHANGE IN METHOD FOR ADJUSTING PAY.
‘(B) the President pro tempore of the Senate, the majority leader and the minority leader of the Senate, and the majority leader and the minority leader of the House of Representatives, andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(2) Whenever outlays for any fiscal year are greater than outlays for the preceding fiscal year, then, effective as of the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1 of the calendar year next beginning after the close of the second of those 2 fiscal years, the rate of pay for each position under paragraph (1) shall be decreased by the percentage (rounded to the nearest 1/10 of 1 percent) equal to the percentage by which outlays for the second of those 2 fiscal years are greater than outlays for the first of those 2 fiscal year, but in no event below $1.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(3) The Congressional Budget Office shall prescribe any regulations necessary to carry out this subsection, including regulations governing the determination of total outlays for a fiscal year.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(4) For purposes of this subsection, the term ‘outlays’ means budget outlays, as defined by section 3 of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (
2 U.S.C. 622).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 3. COORDINATION RULE.
‘(C) Notwithstanding any other provision of this subsection, in the case of a position referred to in section 601(a) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (
2 U.S.C. 31), no recommendation referred to in this subsection (in the matter before paragraph (1)) may be made which, if enacted, would cause the rate of pay for any such position to differ from the rate of pay which would, as of any given time, then be payable with respect to such position under such section 601(a).’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) in subparagraph (A)(i), by striking all that follows ‘recommended for’ and inserting ‘the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Vice President of the United States, respectively, shall be equal.’; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) in subparagraph (A)(iii), by striking all that follows ‘a Delegate to the House of Representatives,’ and that precedes ‘and each office or position under section 5313 of title 5’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
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