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house Bill H.R. 355

Should Members of Congress Convicted of Felonies Lose Taxpayer-Funded Portions of Their Pensions?

Argument in favor

Members of Congress who commit felonies while in office have violated the public’s trust in them as public servants. Such people shouldn’t be given the benefit of taxpayer-funded contributions to their Congressional pensions.

Brian's Opinion
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03/04/2019
If convicted of a felony they should not be allowed to serve in Congress!
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Roy's Opinion
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03/04/2019
If I'm felon, I lose my pension...only fair...
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Dorothy's Opinion
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03/04/2019
Convicted of a felony while serving? Definitely should not receive a pension!
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Argument opposed

Congressional pensions are an important retirement-planning tool for members of Congress. No matter how individual members conduct themselves in office, they should be given their pension plan for their service in Congress.

wildprogressive's Opinion
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03/04/2019
How about we just eliminate pensions entirely? Seriously. Due in part to the actions (and inaction) of congress and senate over the past decades, barely any Americans have a pension in 2019. Why should they be any different?
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Per's Opinion
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03/04/2019
All member of Congress should have the same as the people, it called Social Security. They serve one term and get paid the rest of their life!!! Rip off
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J. scott's Opinion
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03/04/2019
To My Representatives: I support continuing the Congressional retirement system the way it is now. I don’t believe people convicted of felonies are prohibited now or its likely this wouldn’t be a question. I think that question should be up to the voters. If the voters don’t want the person getting a pension just vote them out. Convicted felons should have their rights restored once out of jail and if employers hire them they should receive their pensions.
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      house Committees
      Committee on Administration
    IntroducedJanuary 8th, 2019

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Title

TRUST Act

Official Title

To amend title 5, United States Code, to extend the basis for the denial of retirement credit, for service as a Member of Congress, to include conviction of any felony under Federal or State law, and for other purposes.

    If convicted of a felony they should not be allowed to serve in Congress!
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    How about we just eliminate pensions entirely? Seriously. Due in part to the actions (and inaction) of congress and senate over the past decades, barely any Americans have a pension in 2019. Why should they be any different?
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    If I'm felon, I lose my pension...only fair...
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    Convicted of a felony while serving? Definitely should not receive a pension!
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    Not just yes but HELL YES. Time to clean up our act.
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    Does this really require any thought?
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    Yes people are elected to Congress because people think they’re twice trustworthy and honest they have used a public trust they should be punished
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    Absolutely. Why are we funding pensions for felons? Ridiculous. Only in congress would this even be a question. Well, the answer is NO!
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    More common sense legislation. It’s just ashamed that we need to legislate common sense.
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    They should also lose their respective job and their entire bonus as one you get terminated for cause in the public sector you forfeit your pension. What is good for us should be the same or harsher on elected politicians
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    All member of Congress should have the same as the people, it called Social Security. They serve one term and get paid the rest of their life!!! Rip off
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    Not only should they lose their pension, if they committed a felony, they should be removed from office and sent to prison, just like what would happen to us if we committed a felony. No one is above the law and so fed up with wealthy people and politicians getting mere slaps on the wrist for committing crimes that would put ordinary people behind bars for most of their lives.
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    Absolutely!!! Why should we, the law-abiding, citizens pay for the retirement of criminals!?
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    Absolutely! It’s called REAL ACCOUNTABILITY!
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    This isn’t difficult. YES!
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    👍🏻👍🏻 H.R. BILL 335 AKA the TRUST Act 👍🏻👍🏻 I’m in full support and recommend the passage of House Bill H.R. 335 AKA the TRUST Act which would eliminate the taxpayer-funded portions of Congressional pensions for members of Congress who are convicted of felonies while serving. Members of Congress who commit felonies while in office have violated the public’s trust in them as public servants. Such people shouldn’t be given the benefit of taxpayer-funded contributions to their Congressional pensions. SneakyPete......... 👍🏻🇺🇸👍🏻🇺🇸👍🏻. 3*4*19............
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    Yup
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    Yes! Our everyday normal civilian looses almost all their rights. The right to travel abroad & the right to vote. How is it fair that anyone in Congress get to keep all their rights and the money. Equal rights for all.
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    They should absolutely lose their pension.
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    How is it that a convicted felon can run for Congress? Being a felon is, or should be a disqualifier.
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