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§ 31b. —  Expense allowance of Speaker of House of Representatives.

[Laws in effect as of January 24, 2002]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 24, 2002 and December 19, 2002]
[CITE: 2USC31b]

                          TITLE 2--THE CONGRESS
Sec. 31b. Expense allowance of Speaker of House of 
    There shall be paid to the Speaker of the House of Representatives 
in equal monthly installments an expense allowance of $10,000 per annum 
to assist in defraying expenses relating to or resulting from the 
discharge of his official duties, for which no accounting, other than 
for income tax purposes, shall be made by him.

(Jan. 19, 1949, ch. 2, Sec. 1(e), 63 Stat. 4; Oct. 20, 1951, ch. 521, 
title VI, Sec. 619(c), 65 Stat. 570; Pub. L. 104-186, title II, 
Sec. 203(1), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1725.)


    1996--Pub. L. 104-186 struck out ``(which shall be in lieu of the 
allowance provided by section 601(b) of the Legislative Reorganization 
Act of 1946, as amended)'' after ``per annum''.
    1951--Act Oct. 20, 1951, made Speaker's expense allowance taxable.

                    Effective Date of 1951 Amendment

    Amendment by act Oct. 20, 1951, effective at noon, Jan. 3, 1953, see 
section 619(e) of act Oct. 20, 1951, set out as a note under section 102 
of Title 3, The President.

                             Effective Date

    Section effective at noon, Jan. 20, 1949, see section 3 of act Jan. 
19, 1949.

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