H.R. 297 (112th): To require amounts remaining in Members’ representational allowances at the end of a fiscal year to be used for deficit reduction or to reduce the Federal debt, and for other purposes.


Jan 18, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 18, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Dave Camp

Representative for Michigan's 4th congressional district



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1/18/2011--Introduced.Requires any amounts remaining of House Members' Representational Allowances after all payments are made for the year to be deposited in the Treasury and used for deficit reduction or, in ... Read more >

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Jan 18, 2011

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 297”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


9 cosponsors (8R, 1D) (show)
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Related Bills

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H.R. 2656 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 2, 2009

H.R. 496 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 5, 2013

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