Text: H.R.3594 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (11/21/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3594

To prohibit the payment of death gratuities to the surviving heirs of deceased Members of Congress.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
November 21, 2013

Mr. Cooper introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration


A BILL

To prohibit the payment of death gratuities to the surviving heirs of deceased Members of Congress.

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

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Congressional Death Benefit Elimination Act of 2013”.

SEC. 2. Prohibiting payment of gratuities to survivors of members of Congress.

(a) Prohibition.—No payment may be made from the applicable accounts of the House of Representatives, the contingent fund of the Senate, or any other appropriated funds for a death gratuity payment to the widow, widower, or heirs-at-law of any Member of Congress who dies after the commencement of the Congress to which the Member has been elected.

(b) No effect on other payments to survivors.—Nothing in subsection (a) shall be construed to prohibit or affect the payment to any individual of any unpaid balance or salary or other sums due to a Member of Congress who dies after the commencement of the Congress to which the Member has been elected.

SEC. 3. Definition.

For purposes of this Act, a “Member of Congress” means a Senator or a Representative in, or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress.

SEC. 4. Effective date.

This Act shall apply with respect to any death occurring after the date of the enactment of this Act.