- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
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Committee on EthicsCommittee on RulesCommittee on Ways and MeansIntroducedMay 16th, 2018
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By sleeping in their offices, members of Congress create a hostile work environment for staffers and others who work in the Capitol building, who may run into improperly-dressed lawmakers or find themselves compelled to clean up after them. A tax deduction and a potential congressional dorm would offset the impact of limiting their ability to sleep in their office while eliminating the ethical problems of the status quo.
Sleeping in their offices allows members of Congress to work harder for their constituents, encourages bonding between members, and is fiscally responsible from a personal and governmental perspective. Using federal funds to subsidize members’ housing through tax deductions or the construction of congressional housing is irresponsible and inappropriate.