5 U.S. Code § 2106 - Member of Congress

For the purpose of this title, “Member of Congress” means the Vice President, a member of the Senate or the House of Representatives, a Delegate to the House of Representatives, and the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico.


(Pub. L. 89–554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 409; Pub. L. 91–405, title II, § 204(b),Sept. 22, 1970, 84 Stat. 852; Pub. L. 96–54, § 2(a)(7),Aug. 14, 1979, 93 Stat. 381.)
Historical and Revision Notes

The section is supplied to avoid the necessity of defining “Member of Congress” each time the term is used in this title.

1979—Pub. L. 96–54substituted “to the House of Representatives” for “from the District of Columbia”.
1970—Pub. L. 91–405included Delegate from District of Columbia.
Effective Date of 1979 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–54effective July 12, 1979, see section 2(b) ofPub. L. 96–54, set out as a note under section 305 of this title.
Effective Date of 1970 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 91–405effective Sept. 22, 1970, see section 206(b) ofPub. L. 91–405, set out as an Effective Date note under section 25a of Title 2, The Congress.

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