[113th Congress Public Law 3]
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Public Law 113-3
113th Congress

                                 An Act


 
  To ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the 
       United States Government until May 19, 2013, and for other 
             purposes. <<NOTE: Feb. 4, 2013 -  [H.R. 325]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: No Budget, No 
Pay Act of 2013. 2 USC 31 note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013''.
SEC. 2. <<NOTE: 31 USC 3101 note. Time period.>>  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. <<NOTE: 2 USC 31 note.>>  HOLDING SALARIES OF MEMBERS OF 
                    CONGRESS IN ESCROW UPON FAILURE TO AGREE TO 
                    BUDGET RESOLUTION.

    (a) Holding Salaries in Escrow.--
            (1) <<NOTE: Deadline.>>  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.

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            (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

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            (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.

    Approved February 4, 2013.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 325:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 159 (2013):
            Jan. 23, considered and passed House.
            Jan. 31, considered and passed Senate.

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