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Public Law No: 115-158 (03/27/2018)

 
[115th Congress Public Law 158]
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Public Law 115-158
115th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To amend title 31, United States Code, to prohibit the use of Federal 
 funds for the costs of painting portraits of officers and employees of 
    the Federal Government, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Mar. 27, 
                           2018 -  [S. 188]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House 
of <<NOTE: Eliminating Government-funded Oil-painting Act. 31 USC 1301 
note.>> Representatives of the United States of America in Congress 
assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Eliminating Government-funded Oil-
painting Act'' or the ``EGO Act''.
SEC. 2. PROHIBITION ON USE OF FUNDS FOR PORTRAITS.

    (a) In General.--Subchapter III of chapter 13 of title 31, United 
States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
``Sec. 1355. <<NOTE: 31 USC 1355.>>  Prohibition on use of funds 
                  for portraits

    ``(a) No funds appropriated or otherwise made available to the 
Federal Government may be used to pay for the painting of a portrait of 
an officer or employee of the Federal Government, including the 
President, the Vice President, a Member of Congress, the head of an 
executive agency, or the head of an office of the legislative branch.
    ``(b) <<NOTE: Definitions.>>  In this section--
            ``(1) the term `executive agency' has the meaning given the 
        term in section 133 of title 41; and
            ``(2) the term `Member of Congress' includes a Delegate or 
        Resident Commissioner to Congress.''.

    (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections for subchapter III of 
chapter 13 of title 31, United States Code, <<NOTE: 31 USC 1301 prec.>>  
is amended by

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adding after the item relating to section 1354 the following new item:

``1355. Prohibition on use of funds for portraits.''.

    Approved March 27, 2018.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 188 (H.R. 1701):
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 115-511, Pt. 1, (Comm. on Oversight and Government 
Reform) accompanying H.R. 1701.
SENATE REPORTS: No. 115-28 (Comm. on Homeland Security and Governmental 
Affairs).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
                                                        Vol. 163 (2017):
                                    Sept. 18, considered and passed 
                                        Senate.
                                                        Vol. 164 (2018):
                                    Mar. 6, considered and passed House, 
                                        amended.
                                    Mar. 14, Senate concurred in House 
                                        amendments.

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