104TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION
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To provide for return of excess amounts from official allowances of Members of the House of Representatives to the Treasury for deficit reduction.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
JANUARY 4, 1995 Mr. ROEMER (for himself, Mr. DICKEY, Mr. MCHALE, Mr. HOEKSTRA, Mr. HAYES, Mr. PARKER, Mr. SKELTON, Mr. GOSS, Mr. TAYLOR of Mississippi, Mr. MCHUGH, Mr. HOLDEN, Mr. BENTSEN, Mr. JACOBS, Ms. FURSE, Mr. BROWN of California, Ms. SLAUGHTER, Mr. SANDERS, Mr. POSHARD, Mr. UPTON, Mr. POMEROY, Mr. ANDREWS, Mr. EDWARDS, Mr. BARRETT of Wisconsin, and Ms. KAPTUR) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Oversight
To provide for return of excess amounts from official allowances of Members of the House of Representatives to the Treasury for deficit reduction. 1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
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SECTION 1. RETURN OF EXCESS AMOUNTS FROM OFFICIAL ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE TREASURY FOR DEFICIT REDUCTION.
Notwithstanding any other law, or any rule or other
6 authority, any amount remaining in an official allowance 7 of a Member of the House of Representatives at the end 8 of the session of Congress or other period for which the 9 allowance is made available shall be returned to the 10 Treasury, to be used for deficit reduction. 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.
As used in this Act— (1) the term ‘‘Member of the House of Representatives’’ means a Representative in, or a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress; and (2) the term ‘‘official allowance’’ means, with respect to a Member of the House of Representatives, the Clerk Hire Allowance, the Official Expenses Allowance, or the Official Mail Allowance.
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