Like Countable?

Install the App

house Bill H.R. 3215

Shutdown Pay for Members of Congress Act of 2013

Bill Details

Official information provided by the Congressional Research Service. Learn more or make a suggestion.
The Congressional Research Service writes summaries for most legislation. These summaries are listed here. Countable will update some legislation with a revised summary, title or other key elements.

Suggest an update to this bill using our form.


Shutdown Pay for Members of Congress Act of 2013

Official Title

To amend the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 to suspend the salary of Members of Congress and deem Members of Congress as "non-essential" employees during a government shutdown.


Shutdown Pay for Members of Congress Act of 2013 - Amends the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 to prohibit Members of Congress from receiving pay until a government spending agreement on future spending is agreed to by the House of Representatives and the Senate. Makes such prohibition effective with the termination of a fiscal year at the end of which the House and Senate fail to reach agreement on government spending. Directs the Committee on House Administration, consistent with the Constitution and the Anti-Deficiency Act, to consider the definition of "employing authority" under House Rules where Members of Congress would be deemed "non-essential." Requires the amendments made by this Act to apply with respect to any adjustment which, but for this Act, would otherwise become effective in the event of a lapse in appropriations for government spending where the government would thereby shut down.

bill Progress

  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house has not voted
      house Committees
      Committee on Administration
      Committee on Oversight and Reform
    IntroducedSeptember 28th, 2013

    There are currently no opinions on this bill, be the first to add one!