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H.R. 1144: No CODELs During Shutdowns Act

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 11, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1144

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 11, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform

A BILL

To prohibit the use of funds during a lapse in appropriations to support congressional delegations, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the No CODELs During Shutdowns Act.

2.

Prohibition

(a)

Prohibition

An executive agency may not expend any funds for the purpose of supporting official travel undertaken by more than one Member of Congress during any period in which there is a lapse in appropriations for any instrumentality of the Federal Government.

(b)

Exception

An executive agency may expend funds for the purpose described under subsection (a) if the President, in consultation with the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Majority leader of the Senate, waives the prohibition under such subsection for such purpose.

(c)

Executive agency defined

The term executive agency has the meaning given that term in section 133 of title 41, United States Code.