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H.R. 3876 (115th): SWAMP FLYERS Act

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Sep 28, 2017.


Stop Waste And Misuse by Presidential Flyers Landing Yet Evading Rules and Standards Act or the SWAMP FLYERS Act

This bill prohibits the use of federal funds for the official travel of a senior political appointee on a non-commercial, private, or chartered flight, unless: (1) a commercial flight was unavailable for the travel in question, or (2) the aircraft is owned or leased by the government.

An appointee who travels on a non-commercial, private, or chartered flight must provide a statement to Congress certifying that no commercial flight was available. The bill makes it a crime for an appointee to knowingly and willfully make such a statement that is false, fictitious, or fraudulent.