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H.R. 179 (114th): Congressional Pay Reduction Act

About the bill

One congressman is trying to reduce congressional pay and eliminate congressional pensions. Guess how many cosponsors he has.

Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS3) thinks members of Congress make too much money. He introduced two bills last January to reform that. Elected for the first time in 2010 as part of the Tea Party wave, the Republican thinks that reducing federal spending should start with themselves. But perhaps unsurprisingly, his colleagues aren’t exactly signing on in droves.

About the bill

The Termination of Lifelong Pensions for Members of Congress Act, H ...

Sponsor and status

Kevin Yoder

Sponsor. Representative for Kansas's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 6, 2015
Length: 2 pages

Jan 6, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 6, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jan 6, 2015

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H.R. 179 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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