End Pensions for Congressional Felons

This was sent to us from a friend of ACC. Though the story is from January the legislation is I am sure still kicking around The Hill. It sounds like a good idea to us. 

(From The Sunshine State News)

“The TRUST Act eliminates the taxpayer-funded portion of congressional pensions for members of Congress who are convicted of a felony while serving,” Yoho added. “At a time of record high debt and record low approval ratings, congressional pensions for felons should not be on the American taxpayer’s tab. Let us hold ourselves accountable to our employers.”

Yoho rounded up 10 co-sponsors including Republicans like U.S. Reps. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and Thomas Massie of Kentucky and Democrats like U.S. Reps. Steve Cohen of Tennessee and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona.

The bill was sent to the U.S. House Administration and the Oversight and Government Reform Committees. So far, there is no related measure in the U.S. Senate.

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