H.R. 496: 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.

Introduced:
Feb 05, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Dave Camp
Representative for Michigan's 4th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Feb 05, 2013
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 297 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 18, 2011

H.R. 106 (Related)
Congressional Budget Accountability Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 03, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 5, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Feb 05, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 05, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

7% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
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Cosponsors
5 cosponsors (4R, 1D) (show)
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2/5/2013--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 fiscal years for which there is no federal budget deficit, to reduce the federal debt.
Requires publication in the Congressional Record, after each session of Congress or other period for which the Members' Representational Allowance is made available, of a statement showing, for such session or period, the amount deposited for each such Member and the total deposited for all Members.

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