Text: H.R.626 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 626

 To prohibit the use of official funds for airline accommodations for 
 Members of Congress which are not coach-class accommodations, and for 
                            other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            January 16, 2019

 Mr. Wittman introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                   Committee on House Administration

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                                 A BILL


 
 To prohibit the use of official funds for airline accommodations for 
 Members of Congress which are not coach-class accommodations, 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 ``No Congressional First Class Flights 
Act''.

SEC. 2. PROHIBITING USE OF FUNDS FOR OFFICIAL TRAVEL EXPENSES OF 
              MEMBERS OF CONGRESS FOR AIRLINE ACCOMMODATIONS OTHER THAN 
              COACH-CLASS.

    (a) Prohibition.--No funds appropriated or otherwise made available 
during a fiscal year for the official travel expenses of a Member of 
Congress may be used for airline accommodations which are not coach-
class accommodations, unless the use of other than coach-class 
accommodations is necessary to accommodate a medical disability or 
other special need.
    (b) Coach-Class Accommodations Defined.--In this section, the term 
``coach-class accommodations'' means the basic class of accommodation 
by airlines that is normally the lowest fare offered regardless of 
airline terminology used, and (as referred to by airlines) may include 
tourist class or economy class, as well as single class when the 
airline offers only one class of accommodations to all travelers.

SEC. 3. REGULATIONS.

    The Committee on House Administration of the House of 
Representatives (with respect to Representatives in, and Delegates and 
the Resident Commissioner to, the Congress) and the Committee on Rules 
and Administration of the Senate (with respect to Senators) shall each 
promulgate such regulations as may be necessary to carry out this Act.

SEC. 4. MEMBER OF CONGRESS DEFINED.

    In this Act, the term ``Member of Congress'' means a Senator or a 
Representative in, or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the 
Congress.

SEC. 5. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    This Act shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2020 and each 
succeeding fiscal year.
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