according to the bill, congressional pay is going into an escrow account and must be paid out by the last day of the congress so as not to violate the 26th amendment. So their pay was never in jeopardy, it just might be delayed. Oooh, I bet Reid is quaking in his boots. The house is so afraid of bad PR, which might cost them reelection, that they are disenfranchising their base. This is why Romney received fewer votes than McCain.