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Introduced in House (11/01/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 4217


To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to eliminate the deduction for living expenses incurred by Members of Congress.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 1, 2017

Mr. Schweikert (for himself and Mr. Walker) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


A BILL

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to eliminate the deduction for living expenses incurred by 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 “Stop Questionable, Unnecessary, and Excessive Allowances for Legislators Act” or the “SQUEAL Act”.

SEC. 2. Elimination of deduction for living expenses incurred by Members of Congress.

(a) In general.—Subsection (a) of section 162 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended in the matter following paragraph (3) by striking “in excess of $3,000”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendment made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act.