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115th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. RES. 38

   Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that offices 
 attached to the seat of Government should not be required to exercise 
               their offices in the District of Columbia.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            January 10, 2017

Mr. Chaffetz submitted the following resolution; which was referred to 
 the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to 
   the Committee on Armed Services, 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

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                               RESOLUTION


 
   Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that offices 
 attached to the seat of Government should not be required to exercise 
               their offices in the District of Columbia.

Whereas section 72 of title 4, United States Code, requires all offices attached 
        to the seat of Government to be exercised in the District of Columbia;
Whereas with the development of modern communication technologies and the 
        increased ease of travel, Federal agencies are able to perform their 
        duties from areas outside the District of Columbia;
Whereas based on the information collected by the 2010 United States Census, 
        there is a correlation between the centralization of Federal agencies in 
        the District of Columbia and the median income of the metropolitan area 
        of the District of Columbia, which is higher than the median income of 
        the United States;
Whereas Federal agencies employ thousands of individuals and provide jobs and 
        economic benefits to the areas in which the agencies are located;
Whereas the focus of many Federal agencies involves industries located in areas 
        across the United States and outside the District of Columbia; and
Whereas the impact of regulations can be perceived more easily by those 
        individuals who are proximate to the affected industries: Now, 
        therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) recognizes that it is no longer necessary for all 
        Federal agencies to be located in the District of Columbia;
            (2) determines that Executive agencies, as defined in 
        section 105 of title 5, United States Code, and military 
        departments, as defined in section 102 of such title, should be 
        relocated outside the District of Columbia; and
            (3) calls on the head of each Executive agency and military 
        department to recommend appropriate alternate locations 
        throughout the United States to which their respective agency 
        or military department can be relocated.
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