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Introduced in House (11/13/1997)

New Member Transition Act of 1997 - Amends the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1972 to provide that certain allowances of the House of Representatives, including for postage stamps, stationery, telephone, and telegraph, shall be for the 12-month period beginning December 1. Provides that for a newly elected Member of the House of Representatives: (1) the allowance for the first year of the new Congress shall be available for the period beginning December 1 of the year preceding the beginning of the new Congress, if no challenge to the election has been filed within a specified period; and (2) such Member shall receive on that date one-twelfth the annual salary for a House Member as an allowance or for moving costs.

Requires an incumbent House Member who has not been reelected to vacate the Member's official office space by December 1.