H. R. 3879
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 28, 2017
Mr. O'Halleran (for himself and Mr. Schrader) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
To limit the use of Federal funds for the use of the travel expenses of senior Federal officials in contravention of certain regulations, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Taxpayers Don’t Incur Meaningless Expenses Act of 2017 or the
Taxpayers DIME Act of 2017.
Prohibition on use of funds for certain Federal employee travel in contravention of certain regulations
Beginning on the date of enactment of this Act, no Federal funds appropriated or otherwise made available in any fiscal year may be used for the travel expenses of any senior Federal official in contravention of sections 301–10.260 through 301–10.266 of title 41, Code of Federal Regulations, or any successor regulation.
Quarterly report on travel
Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act and every 90 days thereafter, the head of each Federal agency shall submit a report to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate detailing travel on Government aircraft by any senior Federal official employed at the applicable agency.
Any report required under paragraph (1) shall not include any classified travel, and nothing in this Act shall be construed to supersede, alter, or otherwise affect the application of section 101–37.408 of title 41, Code of Federal Regulations, or any successor regulation.
Travel regulation report
Not later than one year after enactment of this Act, the Director of the Office of Government Ethics shall submit a report to Congress detailing suggestions on strengthening Federal travel regulations. On the date such report is so submitted, the Director shall publish such report on the Office’s public website.
Definition of senior Federal official
In this Act, the term
senior Federal official has the meaning given that term in section 101–37.100 of title 41, Code of Federal Regulations, as in effect on the date of enactment of this Act, and includes any senior executive branch official (as that term is defined in such section).