Text: H.R.376 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 104th Congress]
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[H.R. 376 Introduced in House (IH)]







104th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 376

  To provide for return of excess amounts from official allowances of 
  Members of the House of Representatives to the Treasury for deficit 
                               reduction.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            January 4, 1995

  Mr. Stupak introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
  Committee on House Oversight and, in addition, to the Committee on 
 Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in 
   each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the 
                jurisdiction of the committee concerned

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                                 A BILL


 
  To provide for return of excess amounts from official allowances of 
  Members of the House of Representatives to the Treasury for deficit 
                               reduction.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. RETURN OF EXCESS AMOUNTS FROM OFFICIAL ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS 
              OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE TREASURY FOR 
              DEFICIT REDUCTION.

    Notwithstanding any other law, or any rule or other authority, any 
amount remaining in an official allowance of a Member of the House of 
Representatives at the end of the session of Congress or other period 
for which the allowance is made available shall be returned to the 
Treasury, to be used for deficit reduction.

SEC. 2. REPORT OF AMOUNT OF DEFICIT REDUCTION.

    The Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
shall include in its report on the annual appropriations bill for the 
legislative branch a statement of the total deficit reduction under 
section 1 for the preceding calendar year.

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

    As used in this Act--
            (1) the term ``Member of the House of Representatives'' 
        means a Representative in, or a Delegate or Resident 
        Commissioner to, the Congress; and
            (2) the term ``official allowance'' means, with respect to 
        a Member of the House of Representatives, the Clerk Hire 
        Allowance, the Official Expenses Allowance, or the Official 
        Mail Allowance.
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