Text: H.Res.1707 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. RES. 1707

Requiring the posting of information on the disbursements made during each session of Congress from the Members’ Representational Allowance on official public Internet sites of the House of Representatives, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 29, 2010

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


RESOLUTION

Requiring the posting of information on the disbursements made during each session of Congress from the Members’ Representational Allowance on official public Internet sites of the House of Representatives, and for other purposes.

Resolved,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This resolution may be cited as the “Holding Congress Accountable Resolution of 2010”.

SEC. 2. Online posting of disbursements from members’ representational allowance.

(a) Requiring Posting.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—With respect to each session of a Congress—

(A) the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives shall post on the official public Internet site of the House of Representatives a statement showing each disbursement made from the Members’ Representational Allowance during that session, and include as part of the statement hyperlinks to information on the amount of such disbursements which are attributable to each specific Member of the House of Representatives; and

(B) except as provided in paragraph (2), each Member of the House of Representatives shall include on the Member’s official public Internet site a hyperlink to the information provided on the House of Representatives site under subparagraph (A) with respect to the disbursements made by the Member.

(2) EXCEPTION FOR FORMER MEMBERS.—Paragraph (1)(B) does not apply to any individual who is not a Member of the House of Representatives at the time the Chief Administrative Officer posts the statement described in paragraph (1)(A).

(b) Source of Information.—The information provided on the House of Representatives site under subsection (a)(1) shall be based on the reports of disbursements for the operations of the House of Representatives which are submitted by the Chief Administrative Officer under section 106 of the House of Representatives Administrative Reform Technical Corrections Act (2 U.S.C. 104b).

(c) Deadlines.—

(1) CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER.—The Chief Administrative Officer shall post the information required under subsection (a)(1) with respect to a session of Congress not later than 30 days after the publication of the final report of disbursements for the operations of the House of Representatives (as described in subsection (b)) for that session, except that the Chief Administrative Officer shall post the information with respect to the first session of the One Hundred Eleventh Congress not later than 30 days after the date of the adoption of this resolution.

(2) MEMBERS.—Each Member of the House of Representatives shall meet the requirements of subsection (a)(2) not later than 5 days after the Chief Administrative Officer posts the information required under subsection (a)(1) with respect to a session of Congress.

(d) Member Defined.—In this section, a “Member of the House of Representatives” includes a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to the Congress.