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S. 188 (115th): EGO Act

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 15, 2018 (Passed Congress).


One Hundred Fifteenth Congress of the United States of America

2d Session

S. 188

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

AN ACT

To amend title 31, United States Code, to prohibit the use of Federal funds for the costs of painting portraits of officers and employees of the Federal Government, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Eliminating Government-funded Oil-painting Act or the EGO Act.

2.

Prohibition on use of funds for portraits

(a)

In general

Subchapter III of chapter 13 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

1355.

Prohibition on use of funds for portraits

(a)

No funds appropriated or otherwise made available to the Federal Government may be used to pay for the painting of a portrait of an officer or employee of the Federal Government, including the President, the Vice President, a Member of Congress, the head of an executive agency, or the head of an office of the legislative branch.

(b)

In this section—

(1)

the term executive agency has the meaning given the term in section 133 of title 41; and

(2)

the term Member of Congress includes a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to Congress.

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(b)

Clerical amendment

The table of sections for subchapter III of chapter 13 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by adding after the item relating to section 1354 the following new item:

1355. Prohibition on use of funds for portraits.

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Speaker of the House of Representatives

Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate