H.R. 1709 (101st): Congressional Ethics Reform Act of 1989


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.


John Rowland

Representative for Connecticut's 5th congressional district


About the bill

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.

Summary (CRS)

4/5/1989--Introduced.Congressional Ethics Reform Act of 1989 - Amends rule XLIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives to prohibit Members, officers, and employees from accepting honoraria.Amends XLVII to prohibit ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


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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Related Bills

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H.R. 3660 (Related)
Ethics Reform Act of 1989

Enacted — Signed by the President
Nov 30, 1989

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