H. R. 3127
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
October 6, 2011
Mr. Posey (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
To prohibit the payment of death gratuities to the surviving heirs of deceased Members of Congress.
Prohibiting payment of gratuities to survivors of members of Congress
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.
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.
For purposes of this Act, a
Congress means a Senator or a Representative in, or Delegate or
Resident Commissioner to, the Congress.