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Text of To prohibit the payment of death gratuities to the surviving heirs of deceased Members of Congress.

This bill was introduced on October 6, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Oct 6, 2011 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3127

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 6, 2011

(for himself, Ms. Foxx, Mr. Olson, Mr. Paul, Mr. Austin Scott of Georgia, Mr. Flores, and Mr. Mulvaney) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration

A BILL

To prohibit the payment of death gratuities to the surviving heirs of deceased Members of Congress.

1.

Prohibiting payment of gratuities to survivors of members of Congress

(a)

Prohibition

No payment may be made from the applicable accounts of the House of Representatives, the contingent fund of the Senate, or any other appropriated funds for a death gratuity payment to the widow, widower, or heirs-at-law of any Member of Congress who dies after the commencement of the Congress to which the Member has been elected.

(b)

No effect on other payments to survivors

Nothing in subsection (a) shall be construed to prohibit or affect the payment to any individual of any unpaid balance or salary or other sums due to a Member of Congress who dies after the commencement of the Congress to which the Member has been elected.

2.

Definition

For purposes of this Act, a Member of Congress means a Senator or a Representative in, or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress.