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Text of To require amounts remaining in Members’ representational allowances at the end of a fiscal year to be used for deficit ...

...used for deficit reduction or to reduce the Federal debt, and for other purposes.

This bill was introduced on February 5, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 5, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 496

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 5, 2013

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration

A BILL

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.

1.

Requiring amounts remaining in members’ representational allowances to be used for deficit reduction or to reduce the Federal debt

(a)

In general

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any amounts appropriated for the Members’ Representational Allowance of a Member of the House of Representatives for a fiscal year which remain after all payments are made under such Allowance for the year shall be deposited in the Treasury and used for deficit reduction, except that in the case of a fiscal year for which there is no Federal budget deficit, such amounts shall be used to reduce the Federal debt (in such manner as the Secretary of the Treasury considers appropriate).

(b)

Effective date

This section shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2013 and each succeeding fiscal year.

2.

Publication requirement

After each session of Congress or other period for which the Members’ Representational Allowance is made available, there shall be published in the Congressional Record a statement showing, with respect to such session or period, the amount deposited with respect to each Member under section 1 and the total deposited with respect to all Members.

3.

Regulations

The Committee on House Administration of the House of Representatives shall have authority to prescribe regulations to carry out this Act.

4.

Definition

As used in this Act, the term Member of the House of Representatives means a Representative in, or a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress.