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H.R. 3147: Constituent Services Disclosure Act of 2015

Title: Constituent Services Disclosure Act of 2015

Introduced: Jul 21, 2015 (114th Congress)

Sponsor: Rep. Scott H. Peters [D-CA52]

Status: Referred to Committee - Referred to the House Committee on House Administration.

Summary: Constituent Services Disclosure Act of 2015 This bill amends the House of Representatives Administrative Reform Technical Corrections Act to prohibit the availability of 20% of the Members' Representational Allowance to a Member's office unless it provides certain free assistance for the following constituent services: passports, individual federal income tax returns, (501)(c)(3) tax-exempt status applications, title XVIII (Medicare) under the Social Security Act (SSAct), SSAct titles II (Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) and XVI (Supplemental Security Income), student loans, and veterans' benefits or other laws administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Each Member's office must make publicly available in print or on its congressional website all the constituent services it provides. It is the sense of Congress that private companies that provide the same or similar assistance to individuals as described in the House of Representatives Administrative Reform Technical Corrections Act (as amended by this Act) should disclose that such assistance could be provided free by the office of a Member of the House of Representatives.

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