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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress]
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[H. Res. 1707 Introduced in House (IH)]

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.


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                    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

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                               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.
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