H. R. 1777 Passes House by Unanimous Consent
Jul 08 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) applauded the U.S. House of Representative’s passage of the Presidential Allowance Modernization Act today. The legislation reforms the system for providing former U.S. presidents certain benefits and perks. On June 21, 2016, H.R. 1777 passed the Senate after being modified to include provisions from Senator Ernst’s companion bill, S. 1411. The Presidential Allowance Modernization Act now heads to the President’s desk.
“With our nation drowning in $19 trillion in debt, we must tighten our belts and find ways to cut wasteful spending,” said Ernst. “The millions in expenditures and subsidies in presidential perks do not line up with the realities of post-presidential life. The Presidential Allowance Modernization Act removes the unnecessary and outdated presidential perks and better reflects the spending needs of our time.”
About Presidential Perks and the Presidential Allowance Modernization Act:
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