This bill would withhold the pay of members of Congress during any period in which there’s a lapse in funding that results in a government shutdown. If enacted it would take effect beginning with the 116th Congress in 2019, as the 27th Amendment prohibits a Congress (in this case the 115th) from raising or lowering its own pay.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The house has not voted
- The senate has not voted
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental AffairsIntroducedJanuary 19th, 2018
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What is Senate Bill S. 2327?
Cost of Senate Bill S. 2327
In-Depth: Sponsoring Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) introduced this bill to withhold the pay of members of Congress during a government shutdown:
“Hard working North Dakotans like our farmers and ranchers do everything they can to support their families and make ends meet. If they don’t get the job done in the field, they don’t get paid, and the same should be true for their representatives in Congress. If members of Congress can’t fulfill their basic duty to keep government open and provide the essential services Americans depend on, then they don’t deserve their paychecks. Period.”
This legislation is cosponsored by nine cosponsors in the Senate, all of whom are Democrats.
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