H.R.5845 - No Couches for Congress Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] (Introduced 05/16/2018)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Rules; Ethics|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/16/2018 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Rules, and Ethics, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5845 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/16/2018)
No Couches for Congress Act
This bill amends the Rules of the House of Representatives to: (1) prohibit Members of the House from using congressional offices or official House resources for personal overnight accommodations, and (2) require the House Committee on Ethics to respond to complaints filed by Members of the House.
The bill also amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow Members of the House a deduction of up to $3,000 for living expenses with an adjustment for inflation after 2018.