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H.R. 6295: Cut the Perks Act

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Under current law, if a political appointee’s political expense is found to be illegal, there is no legal requirement that they personally pay it back or that the money be refunded to taxpayers.

In practice, such appointees often do refund the money because of public pressure — but not always. Trump’s original Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price only refunded taxpayers about one-eighth of the cost of his private flights which forced his resignation.

Similar issues have plagued other administration members recently including Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Interior ...

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Kyrsten Sinema

Sponsor. Representative for Arizona's 9th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 28, 2018
Length: 2 pages

Jun 28, 2018


Introduced on Jun 28, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 28, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jun 28, 2018

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H.R. 6295 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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