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H.R. 1496: Presidential Allowance Modernization Act of 2019

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To amend the Act of August 25, 1958, commonly known as the "Former Presidents Act of 1958", with respect to the monetary allowance payable to a former President, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Jody Hice

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 10th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2019
Length: 9 pages
Mar 5, 2019

Ordered Reported on Mar 26, 2019

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on March 26, 2019.

70% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
See Instead

S. 580 (same title)
Ordered Reported — May 15, 2019


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Hice, Cummings Bill to Reform Presidential Pensions Sails Through Committee
    — Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10] (Sponsor) on Mar 26, 2019

Norton Gets D.C. Home-Rule Provision Included in Committee-Passed Presidential Pension Bill
    — Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0] on Mar 26, 2019

Reps. Hice, Cummings Introduce Legislation to Curb Excessive Spending by Former Presidents
    — Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10] (Sponsor) on Mar 6, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: estimates H.R. 1496 will add $2 million in new spending through 2029.


Mar 5, 2019

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Mar 26, 2019
Ordered Reported

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H.R. 1496 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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