H.R.5336 - Taxpayer-Funded Travel Transparency Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Ellmers, Renee L. [R-NC-2] (Introduced 05/26/2016)|
|Committees:||House - House Administration|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/26/2016 Referred to the House Committee on House Administration. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5336 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/26/2016)
Taxpayer-Funded Travel Transparency Act of 2016
This bill requires each Member of the House of Representatives to post on the Member's official public website, and to furnish to the Committee on House Administration:
- a description of each trip taken by the Member for which transportation, lodging, or related expenses were paid by the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of State, or an office of the House; and
- the amounts paid by DOD, State, or the office for such expenses.
These reporting requirements shall not apply with respect to a trip taken by a Member for which expenses were paid by that Member's Representational Allowance.
The Committee on House Administration shall maintain on its official public website a clearinghouse of all of the travel and expenses information furnished to the Committee by all House members.
In the case of a trip taken by a Member of the House for which DOD or the State Department pays transportation, lodging, or related expenses, the respective department shall:
- determine the costs of the transportation, lodging, and related expenses paid; and
- furnish the Member with a written statement of those expenses within 10 days after completion of the trip.
The respective department may waive the written statement of expenses requirement if furnishing the statement may affect national security.