Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Committee on House Administration Approves Reimbursement Rule Changes

On October 21, 2015 the Committee on House Administration unanimously approved an amendment to the rules which govern travel and expense reimbursements for lawmakers. The amendment to the House rules specifies per-mile limits on reimbursement rates for Members and their staff when traveling on official business in their personally-owned vehicles, that can be paid from offical funds, including for charter flights in and out of DC. The amendement also places a $5,000 cap on reimbursable spending for office decoration and furnishings.

The task-force that recommended the new rules cited a need for greater transparency in the House’s reimbursement policy, but clarified that they do not believe there is “a broad pattern of abuses.”  

You can find the full text of the amendment – Committee Resolution 114 – here

Committee on House Administration Approves Reimbursement Rule Changes
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