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H.Res. 530 (116th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the amount of the Members’ Representational Allowance should be increased in response to increasing threats against Members of the House.


The text of the resolution below is as of Jul 30, 2019 (Introduced). The resolution was not adopted.


IV

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. RES. 530

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 30, 2019

(for himself and Mr. Schweikert) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration

RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the amount of the Members’ Representational Allowance should be increased in response to increasing threats against Members of the House.

Whereas, on January 8, 2011, a gunman opened fire at a congressional event in Tucson, Arizona, critically wounding Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and killing a congressional staff member and five members of the public;

Whereas, on June 14, 2017, a gunman with a rifle and sidearm opened fire on at least seventeen Members of Congress, several staff, United States Capitol Police officers, and members of the public in Alexandria, Virginia;

Whereas, in a hearing on July 16, 2019, Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund stated that threats against Members of Congress are increasing at a record pace this Congress; and

Whereas every Member of the House of Representatives is in dire need of additional security in response to these increased threats to themselves, their families, and their staff: Now, therefore, be it

That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that the amount of the Members’ Representational Allowance should be increased by such amount as is necessary to protect Members of the House (including the Delegates and Resident Commissioner to the Congress), as well as members of the public who are present when Members are in public venues, from increasing threats.