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- Full Title
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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Apr 5, 1989
This is the first step in the legislative process.
This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1709”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.
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Ethics Reform Act of 1989
Enacted — Signed by the President
Nov 30, 1989
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Civic Impulse. (2016). H.R. 1709 — 101st Congress: Congressional Ethics Reform Act of 1989. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/101/hr1709
“H.R. 1709 — 101st Congress: Congressional Ethics Reform Act of 1989.” www.GovTrack.us. 1989. February 8, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/101/hr1709>
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