H.R. 1777: Presidential Allowance Modernization Act of 2016


Apr 14, 2015


Vetoed (No Override Attempt) on Jul 22, 2016

This bill was vetoed by the President on July 22, 2016. The bill is dead unless Congress can override it.


Jason Chaffetz

Representative for Utah's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 9, 2016
Length: 4 pages


22% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Act of August 25, 1958, commonly known as the "Former Presidents Act of 1958", with respect to the monetary allowance payable to a former President, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.


Presidential Allowance Modernization Act would limit taxpayers funds to ex-presidents

There are four living ex-presidents, and in a year’s time there could be five: Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. Under a bill the House passed in January and the Senate passed out of committee in February, taxpayer-funded pensions for ex-presidents ...

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Apr 14, 2015

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 19, 2015
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jan 11, 2016
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jun 21, 2016
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 8, 2016
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 22, 2016

The President vetoed the bill. Congress may attempt to override the veto.

House Overrides Veto

Enacted — Veto Overridden

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