Bill would bar lawmakers from flying first class

Bill would bar lawmakers from flying first class
(The Hill, 05/04)

“A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced legislation to prevent members of Congress from using official funds for first-class airfare.Reps. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) and Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.) said that luxury air travel is "especially wasteful" while Congress has yet to eliminate the federal deficit.[…] Each lawmaker is allotted funds known as a Member Representational Allowance to pay for running their offices, including staff salaries and office supplies.[…] The bill from Gosar and Ruiz, titled the Coach-Only Airfare for Capitol Hill (COACH) Act.. […]Fourteen lawmakers have co-sponsored the legislation, several of whom will face tough reelection races next year.”

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Jeff Small