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S.436: Sequester for Congressional Pay and Accountability Act

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Sponsor Bill Nelson, D-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced March 4, 2013
Latest Major Action March 4, 2013
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Bill Summary

Sequester for Congressional Pay and Accountability Act - Amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act) to reduce the pay of each Member of Congress by the greatest percentage by which the pay of any federal employee is reduced as a result of a furlough relating to the sequestration order for that furlough period.

Defines "furlough period" as each period:

  • beginning on the effective date of the first furlough of any federal employee relating to a sequestration order issued under the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act, and
  • ending on the last day of the fiscal year to which the sequestration order applies.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 4, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget.