Yoho Bill to Cutoff Taxpayer Funds for Congressional Felons
Washington, D.C. –Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) introduced the Trust Restored to the United States Act (TRUST- H.R. 291). The TRUST Act will eliminate the taxpayer-funded portions of congressional pensions for Members of Congress who are convicted of a felony while serving. Congressman Yoho released the following statement:
“Members of Congress are employed by the American people and they entrust us with their hard-earned tax dollars. We need to show them that we will hold ourselves accountable and that we are not above the law. As a Chamber, we should show the American people that we will not hold ourselves to a different standard than we expect them to be held.
The TRUST Act eliminates the taxpayer-funded portion of congressional pensions for Members of Congress who are convicted of a felony while serving. 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.”