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H.R.496: To require amounts remaining in Members' representational allowances at the end of a fiscal year to be used for deficit reduction or to reduce the Federal debt, and for other purposes.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
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Sponsor Dave Camp, R-Mich.
Total Cosponsors 5 (1 Democrat, 4 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 5, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 5, 2013
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Bill Summary

Requires any amounts remaining of House Members' Representational Allowances after all payments are made for the year to be deposited in the Treasury and used for deficit reduction or, in fiscal years for which there is no federal budget deficit, to reduce the federal debt.

Requires publication in the Congressional Record, after each session of Congress or other period for which the Members' Representational Allowance is made available, of a statement showing, for such session or period, the amount deposited for each such Member and the total deposited for all Members.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 5, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on House Administration.