Text: H.R.1463 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1463

To limit the use of Federal funds for the use of the travel expenses of 
 senior Federal officials in contravention of certain regulations, and 
                          for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           February 28, 2019

Mr. O'Halleran introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                   Committee on Oversight and Reform

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                                 A BILL


 
To limit the use of Federal funds for the use of the travel expenses of 
 senior Federal officials in contravention of certain regulations, 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 ``Taxpayers Don't Incur Meaningless 
Expenses Act of 2019'' or the ``Taxpayers DIME Act of 2019''.

SEC. 2. PROHIBITION ON USE OF FUNDS FOR CERTAIN FEDERAL EMPLOYEE TRAVEL 
              IN CONTRAVENTION OF CERTAIN REGULATIONS.

    (a) In General.--Beginning on the date of enactment of this Act, no 
Federal funds appropriated or otherwise made available in any fiscal 
year may be used for the travel expenses of any senior Federal official 
in contravention of sections 301-10.260 through 301-10.266 of title 41, 
Code of Federal Regulations, or any successor regulation.
    (b) Quarterly Report on Travel.--
            (1) In general.--Not later than 90 days after the date of 
        enactment of this Act and every 90 days thereafter, the head of 
        each Federal agency shall submit a report to the Committee on 
        Oversight and Reform of the House of Representatives and the 
        Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the 
        Senate detailing travel on Government aircraft by any senior 
        Federal official employed at the applicable agency.
            (2) Application.--Any report required under paragraph (1) 
        shall not include any classified travel, and nothing in this 
        Act shall be construed to supersede, alter, or otherwise affect 
        the application of section 101-37.408 of title 41, Code of 
        Federal Regulations, or any successor regulation.
    (c) Travel Regulation Report.--Not later than one year after 
enactment of this Act, the Director of the Office of Government Ethics 
shall submit a report to Congress detailing suggestions on 
strengthening Federal travel regulations. On the date such report is so 
submitted, the Director shall publish such report on the Office's 
public website.
    (d) Definition of Senior Federal Official.--In this Act, the term 
``senior Federal official'' has the meaning given that term in section 
101-37.100 of title 41, Code of Federal Regulations, as in effect on 
the date of enactment of this Act, and includes any senior executive 
branch official (as that term is defined in such section).
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