H.R. 3835: To extend the pay limitation for Members of Congress and Federal Employees

H.R. 3835

To extend the pay limitation for Members of Congress and Federal Employees

Sponsor
Rep. Sean Duffy

Date
February 1, 2012 (112th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
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Floor Situation

On Wednesday, February 1, 2012, the House is scheduled consider H.R. 3835 under a suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  The resolution was introduced by Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) on January 27, 2012, and referred to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform and House Administration.  

Bill Summary

H.R. 3835 would amend the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2011 to extend for an additional year, until December 31, 2013, a pay freeze for federal civilian employees, to include Members of Congress and legislative branch employees.

Background

The limitation was originally enacted pursuant to a provision in the Continuing Appropriations and Surface Transportation Extensions Act, 2011 (P.L. 111-322), which became law on December 22, 2010.  Among other things, that legislation implemented a pay freeze for federal civilian employees (except military personnel) for two years, from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2012.

Cost

There was no CBO cost estimate available for this bill.