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H.R. 2298: Former Presidents Amendment Act

The text of the bill below is as of May 2, 2017 (Introduced).

I

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2298

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 2, 2017

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Appropriations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To amend the Former Presidents Act of 1958 to provide that former Presidents may not receive Government funded office space, staff, or free use of the mail, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Former Presidents Amendment Act.

2.

Prohibition on office space, office staff, and free use of the mail for former Presidents

(a)

Office space and staff

(1)

In general

The Act entitled An Act to provide retirement, clerical assistants, and free mailing privileges to former Presidents of the United States, and for other purposes, approved August 25, 1958 (3 U.S.C. 102 note), is amended—

(A)

by striking subsections (b) and (c); and

(B)

in subsection (g), by striking and travel.

(2)

Rescission

Any unobligated amounts available for office space or staff of former Presidents, including amounts made available under General Services Administration—Allowances and Office Staff for Former Presidents, are rescinded.

(b)

Mail

(1)

In general

Section 3214 of title 39, United States Code, is repealed.

(2)

Clerical amendment

The table of sections for chapter 32 of such title is amended by striking the item relating to section 3214.

(c)

Application

This section shall take effect on October 1, 2018.