Text: H.R.325 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)
02/04/2013 Became Public Law No: 113-3
Enrolled Bill (03/19/2013)
[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 325 Enrolled Bill (ENR)]
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
(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 (1).
(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 section.
(b) Treatment of Delegates as Members.--In this section, the term
``Member'' includes a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to the
(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
(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.