The impending sequester does NOT reduce congressional pay because the 27th Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits Congress from varying it's own compensation until the seating of the next Congress.
"No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened."
Unfortunately this amendment is preventing the 113th Congress from leading by example in experiencing the pain of the sequester which they are imposing on the rest of the country. Therefore I propose created a FB page proposing a 28th Amendment to the US Constitution that would allow Congress to REDUCE their compensation immediately.
"Any law REDUCING the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives shall take effect immediately."
Please visit and LIKE this page if you support such an amendment. Maybe it will gain enough steam to get their attention. Let's give our leaders an opportunity to demonstrate some integrity.