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H.R.273: To eliminate the 2013 statutory pay adjustment for Federal employees.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Ron DeSantis, R-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 48 (All Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 15, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 25, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Amends the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, as amended by the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013 (P.L. 112-175), to extend through December 31, 2013: (1) the freeze on statutory pay adjustments for federal employees and officials, and (2) the prohibition against any member of the Senior Executive Service or any senior level employee in the executive branch from receiving an increase in his or her rate of basic pay absent a change of position that results in a substantial increase in responsibility or a promotion.

Eliminates the delayed statutory pay adjustment contained in the Resolution that was permitted to take effect with the first applicable pay period beginning after March 27, 2013.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 25, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Feb. 15, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Feb. 15, 2013

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 261 - 154 (Roll no. 44). (text: CR H558)

Feb. 15, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H567-568)
Feb. 15, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 273, the Chair put the question on adoption of the bill and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Issa demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of H.R. 273 until later in the legislative day.
Feb. 15, 2013 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H566)
Feb. 15, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 273.
Feb. 15, 2013 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 273 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. Section 2 of the resolution provides that during any recess or adjournment of not more than three days, the Speaker or his designee may reconvene the House at a time other than that previously appointed, within the limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the Constitution. Section 3 of the resolution authorizes the Speaker to entertain motions to suspend the rules through the legislative day of February 15, 2013, relating to a measure condemning the government of North Korea and its February 12, 2013 test of a nuclear device. Section 4 provides that on any legislative day from February 16, 2013 through February 22, 2013: (a) the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; (b) the Chair may adjourn the House to meet at a date and time within the limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the Constitution. Section 5 authorizes the Speaker to appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 4 as though under clause 8(a) of rule I.
Feb. 15, 2013 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 66. (consideration: CR H558-566)
Feb. 14, 2013 Rule H. Res. 66 passed House.
Feb. 13, 2013 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 66 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 273 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. Section 2 of the resolution provides that during any recess or adjournment of not more than three days, the Speaker or his designee may reconvene the House at a time other than that previously appointed, within the limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the Constitution. Section 3 of the resolution authorizes the Speaker to entertain motions to suspend the rules through the legislative day of February 15, 2013, relating to a measure condemning the government of North Korea and its February 12, 2013 test of a nuclear device. Section 4 provides that on any legislative day from February 16, 2013 through February 22, 2013: (a) the Journal
Jan. 15, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.