Federal Proposed Legislation: H.R. 5845 – 115th Congress (2017-2018)
Official Title as Introduced: No Couches for Congress Act
This bill amends the Rules of the House of Representatives to: (1) prohibit Members of the House from using congressional offices or official House resources for personal overnight accommodations, and (2) require the House Committee on Ethics to respond to complaints filed by Members of the House.
The bill also amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow Members of the House a deduction of up to $3,000 for living expenses with an adjustment for inflation after 2018
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