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H.R. 3739 (115th): Presidential Allowance Modernization Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 3739 reforms the pension and allowance provided to former presidents; thereby reducing unnecessary costs to taxpayers. Specifically, the bill sets an annual pension for each former president at $200,000 (which is a slight reduction under current law), and provides for a means tested $500,000 annual allowance for all other costs (except security) associated with being a former president.

The bill provides that the annual allowance will be reduced by $1 for every dollar a former president earns in earned income in excess of $400,000. This ...

Sponsor and status

Jody Hice

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 10th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 14, 2017
Length: 14 pages
Introduced:

Sep 12, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on November 13, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.

What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 3739 will save $7 million through 2022.

History

Sep 12, 2017
 
Introduced

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Sep 13, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Nov 13, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Nov 13, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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H.R. 3739 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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