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S.1820: Responsible Use of Taxpayer Dollars for Portraits Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H.
Total Cosponsors 4 (All Republicans)
Introduced Dec. 12, 2013
Latest Major Action July 23, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Responsible Use of Taxpayer Dollars for Portraits Act of 2013 - Prohibits federal funds from being used to pay for production of a portrait of: (1) a Member of Congress, (2) the head of an executive agency, or (3) the head of an agency or office of the legislative branch.

Authorizes up to $20,000 in federal funds to pay for production of a portrait of an individual in line of succession to the presidency.

Provides that nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit the use of:

  • federal funds to publicly display a portrait of: (1) a Member of Congress, (2) the head of an executive agency, or (3) the head of an agency or office of the legislative branch; or
  • nonfederal funds to produce a portrait of such individual, including, in the case of a portrait of an individual in line of succession to the presidency, the use of nonfe...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 23, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 486.
July 23, 2014 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Carper without amendment. With written report No. 113-217.
May 21, 2014 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
Dec. 12, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.