Legal Effect of Joint Resolution Disapproving the President’s Pay Recommendations


A joint resolution of Congress disapproving the President’s pay recommendations under the Federal Salary Act of 1967 has no legal force when the joint resolution was passed by one house after the expiration of the statutorily prescribed 30-day period for Congress to disapprove the recommendations. The recommended pay raises are therefore effective. Congress remains free, however, to repeal those pay raises through legislation for that purpose.

Updated July 9, 2014