2 U.S. Code § 39 - Deductions for absence

The Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives (upon certification by the Clerk of the House of Representatives) shall deduct from the monthly payments (or other periodic payments authorized by law) of each Member or Delegate the amount of his salary for each day that he has been absent from the House, unless such Member or Delegate assigns as the reason for such absence the sickness of himself or of some member of his family.

Source

(R.S. § 40; Pub. L. 97–51, § 112(d),Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 963; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, § 203(7),Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1726; Pub. L. 109–55, title I, § 5,Aug. 2, 2005, 119 Stat. 568.)
Codification

R.S. § 40 derived from act Aug. 16, 1856, ch. 123, § 6,11 Stat. 49.
Amendments

2005—Pub. L. 109–55struck out “Secretary of the Senate and the” before “Chief Administrative Officer”, “, respectively,” before “shall deduct from”, “, respectively” before “, unless such Member”, and “Senate or” after “absent from the”.
1996—Pub. L. 104–186substituted “the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives (upon certification by the Clerk of the House of Representatives)” for “Sergeant-at-Arms of the House”.
1981—Pub. L. 97–51substituted “from the monthly payments (or other periodic payments authorized by law)” for “from the monthly payments”.
Effective Date of 1981 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 97–51effective in the case of compensation payable for months after December 1981, see section 112(e) ofPub. L. 97–51, set out as a note under section 33 of this title.

 

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