POLICY BRIEFINGS


Appendix H.R. 325


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. 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. 2. 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 (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 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.



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