S 388

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 388

To prohibit Members of Congress and the President from receiving pay during Government shutdowns.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 17, 2011

Mrs. BOXER (for herself, Mr. CASEY, Mr. TESTER, Mr. MANCHIN, Mr. WARNER, Mr. WYDEN, Mr. BENNET, and Mr. NELSON of Nebraska) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs


A BILL

To prohibit Members of Congress and the President from receiving pay during Government shutdowns.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. PROHIBITION ON PAY DURING GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN.

    (a) In General- Members of Congress and the President shall not receive basic pay for any period in which--

      (1) there is more than a 24-hour lapse in appropriations for any Federal agency or department as a result of a failure to enact a regular appropriations bill or continuing resolution; or

      (2) the Federal Government is unable to make payments or meet obligations because the public debt limit under section 3101 of title 31, United States Code, has been reached.

    (b) Retroactive Pay Prohibited- No pay forfeited in accordance with subsection (a) may be paid retroactively.

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