One Hundred Thirteenth Congress
United States of America
AT THE FIRST SESSION
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Thursday,
the third day of January, two thousand and thirteen
To ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the
United States Government until May 19, 2013, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013'.
SEC. 2. TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF DEBT CEILING.
(a) Suspension- Section 3101(b) of title 31, United States Code, shall not
apply for the period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act and
ending on May 18, 2013.
(b) Special Rule Relating to Obligations Issued During Suspension Period-
Effective May 19, 2013, the limitation in section 3101(b) of title 31, United
States Code, as increased by section 3101A of such title, is increased to
the extent that--
(1) the face amount of obligations issued under chapter 31 of such title
and the face amount of obligations whose principal and interest are guaranteed
by the United States Government (except guaranteed obligations held by the
Secretary of the Treasury) outstanding on May 19, 2013, exceeds
(2) the face amount of such obligations outstanding on the date of the enactment
of this Act.
An obligation shall not be taken into account under paragraph (1) unless the
issuance of such obligation was necessary to fund a commitment incurred by
the Federal Government that required payment before May 19, 2013.
SEC. 3. HOLDING SALARIES OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS IN ESCROW UPON FAILURE TO
AGREE TO BUDGET RESOLUTION.
(a) Holding Salaries in Escrow-
(1) IN GENERAL- If by April 15, 2013, a House of Congress has not agreed
to a concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2014 pursuant to
section 301 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, during the period described
in paragraph (2) the payroll administrator of that House of Congress shall
deposit in an escrow account all payments otherwise required to be made
during such period for the compensation of Members of Congress who serve
in that House of Congress, and shall release such payments to such Members
only upon the expiration of such period.
(2) PERIOD DESCRIBED- With respect to a House of Congress, the period described
in this paragraph is the period which begins on April 16, 2013, and ends
on the earlier of--
(A) the day on which the House of Congress agrees to a concurrent resolution
on the budget for fiscal year 2014 pursuant to section 301 of the Congressional
Budget Act of 1974; or
(B) the last day of the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress.
(3) WITHHOLDING AND REMITTANCE OF AMOUNTS FROM PAYMENTS HELD IN ESCROW-
The payroll administrator shall provide for the same withholding and remittance
with respect to a payment deposited in an escrow account under paragraph
(1) that would apply to the payment if the payment were not subject to paragraph
(4) RELEASE OF AMOUNTS AT END OF THE CONGRESS- In order to ensure that this
section is carried out in a manner that shall not vary the compensation
of Senators or Representatives in violation of the twenty-seventh article
of amendment to the Constitution of the United States, the payroll administrator
of a House of Congress shall release for payments to Members of that House
of Congress any amounts remaining in any escrow account under this section
on the last day of the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress.
(5) ROLE OF SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY- The Secretary of the Treasury shall
provide the payroll administrators of the Houses of Congress with such assistance
as may be necessary to enable the payroll administrators to carry out this
(b) Treatment of Delegates as Members- In this section, the term `Member'
includes a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to the Congress.
(c) Payroll Administrator Defined- In this section, the `payroll administrator'
of a House of Congress means--
(1) in the case of the House of Representatives, the Chief Administrative
Officer of the House of Representatives, or an employee of the Office of
the Chief Administrative Officer who is designated by the Chief Administrative
Officer to carry out this section; and
(2) in the case of the Senate, the Secretary of the Senate, or an employee
of the Office of the Secretary of the Senate who is designated by the Secretary
to carry out this section.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Vice President of the United States and
President of the Senate.