Rep. Carolyn Maloney Joins Rep. Ralph Norman to Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Close Loopholes on Pensions for Corrupt Politicians
Washington, DC — This week, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) joined with Congressman Ralph Norman (R-SC) to introduce H.R.3327, the No Congressionally Obligated Recurring Revenue Used as Pensions To Incarcerated Officials Now (NO CORRUPTION) Act. This bipartisan legislation would eliminate pension payments for Members of Congress who have been convicted of various criminal offenses.
Under current law, if a pension-eligible Member of Congress is convicted of certain crimes, he or she is still eligible to receive that pension while their conviction is being appealed, which could drag on for years. The No CORRUPTION Act would mandate that Members found guilty of these crimes immediately become ineligible to collect any pension payments earned while serving as a Member of Congress. This would apply upon initial conviction, not years down the road after the appeals process is exhausted.
“The No CORRUPTION Act is a simple and common-sense measure that prevents the payment of pension benefits to former Members of Congress who have been convicted of crimes and are awaiting criminal sentencing. This legislation closes a door on potential abuse of taxpayer funds, and I am proud to support it,” said Rep. Maloney.
This legislation has the support of the National Taxpayers Union.
Full text of the bill can be found here.