2 U.S. Code § 31b - Expense allowance of Speaker of House of Representatives

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, § 1(e),63 Stat. 4; Oct. 20, 1951, ch. 521, title VI, § 619(c),65 Stat. 570; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, § 203(1),Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1725.)

1996—Pub. L. 104–186struck 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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