H.R. 5385 (97th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to repeal the tax benefits enacted during 1981 which provided a special deduction for Members of Congress with respect to their living expenses.


Jan 28, 1982
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 28, 1982, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


David Bowen

Representative for Mississippi's 2nd congressional district


About the bill

Summary (CRS)

1/28/1982--Introduced.Amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal the provision allowing an income tax deduction without substantiation for living expenses of Members of Congress. Reinstates the $3,000 limit on such deduction. Read more >

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Jan 28, 1982

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5385”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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H.R. 5972 (identical)

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H.R. 5549 (identical)

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Last Action: Feb 22, 1982

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