Dem Congressman Wants Taxpayers To Pay For His Housing
Article from Town Hall by Beth Baumann.
Democratic Congressman Bennie Thompson (MS) introduced HR 5845, known as the No Couches for Congress Act, which would force taxpayers to subsidize living expenses for members of Congress.
If passed, the legislation would bar members of Congress from using “Member’s, Delegate’s, or Resident Commissioner’s office for personal overnight accommodations, and may not use official resources of the House, including employees of the House, to support the use of such office for such purpose.”
The bill also amends the tax code to allow members of Congress to use their homes in Washington, D.C. as a tax write off. They would be allowed to write off living expenses up to $3,000 per month.