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H.R.1541: Common Sense in Compensation Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Mark Meadows, R-N.C.
Total Cosponsors 6 (All Republicans)
Introduced April 12, 2013
Latest Major Action Aug. 1, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
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Bill Summary

Common Sense in Compensation Act - Prohibits any discretionary monetary payment to an employee of a federal executive agency during the period beginning on the enactment of this Act and the close of FY2013, or during FY2014 or FY2015, to the extent that such payment would cause the employee's total covered compensation (i.e., basic pay and discretionary monetary payment) to exceed 105% of the total amount of such employees basic pay (before the application of any step-increase). Defines "discretionary monetary payment" as any award or other monetary payment and any step-increase.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Aug. 1, 2013 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 322, H.R. 1541 is laid on the table.
July 31, 2013 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
July 31, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1541.
July 31, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5202-5207; text of measure as reported in House: CR H5202-5203)
July 31, 2013 Mr. Meadows moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
July 24, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
July 24, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 12, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.