Text: H.R.6295 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/28/2018)


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6295


To require a Government political appointee to reimburse the Government for the unlawful use of Federal funds, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 28, 2018

Ms. Sinema (for herself, Mr. Stivers, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Mr. Gottheimer, Mr. Curbelo of Florida, and Mr. Young of Iowa) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


A BILL

To require a Government political appointee to reimburse the Government for the unlawful use of Federal funds, and for other purposes.

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 “Cut the Perks Act”.

SEC. 2. Reimbursement for unlawful use of Federal funds by political appointees.

(a) In general.—Not later than 30 days after the date that an Inspector General or the Government Accountability Office make a joint determination that a political appointee made a personal request for the obligation or expenditure of Federal funds in willful violation of Federal law, rule, or regulation, the political appointee shall reimburse the Government for the amount of the obligation or expenditure. For purposes of this subsection, a joint determination is deemed to have occurred if—

(1) the Government Accountability Office issues a decision or opinion that an obligation or expenditure of Federal funds is in violation of Federal law, rule, or regulation; and

(2) an Inspector General finds that a political appointee made a personal request for the obligation or expenditure of Federal funds in willful violation of Federal law, rule, or regulation.

(b) Definition of political appointee.—In this section, the term “political appointee” means any officer or employee of the Government—

(1) appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate; and

(2) in a position of a confidential or policy-determining character under schedule C of subpart C of part 213 of title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations.


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