To prohibit the acceptance of honoraria by Members of Congress; to amend the rules of the House of Representatives with respect to mass mailing, outside earned income, and travel and entertainment expenses; to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to eliminate the excess campaign fund grandfather provision; to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to eliminate deductions by Members of Congress for certain living expenses; and to change the method for adjusting rates of pay for Members of Congress.
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Sponsor and status
Apr 5, 1989
101st Congress, 1989–1990
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on April 5, 1989, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Representative for Connecticut's 5th congressional district
What stakeholders are saying
Apr 5, 1989
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H.R. 1709 (101st) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 101st Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1989 to Oct 28, 1990. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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