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House Passes Moran Legislation to Revoke Pensions from Convicted Lawmakers

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House Passes Moran Legislation to Revoke Pensions from Convicted Lawmakers

Congressman Jerry Moran today announced House passage of legislation he sponsored to strip pensions from Members of Congress who commit crimes during their time in office.

"Elected officials should be held to a high standard," Moran said. "When elected officials break the law and violate the trust of the people, they deserve no reward. This legislation holds officials accountable for their actions and hopefully helps restore public trust."

Current federal law revokes pensions in cases of treason and certain espionage-related offenses. H.R. 476 would prevent lawmakers from collecting taxpayer-funded pensions accumulated during their time in Congress if convicted of a felony, such as bribery, defrauding the government or lying under oath.

http://www.jerrymoran.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=719&Itemid=37

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