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|Sponsor:||Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] (Introduced 01/25/2021)|
|Committees:||House – Oversight and Reform; Transportation and Infrastructure; Natural Resources; Armed Services; Veterans’ Affairs|
Constitutional Authority Statement
By Ms. SANCHEZ:
Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant
to the following:
Article 1 Section 8
This bill prohibits the use of federal funds to commemorate a president twice impeached by the House of Representatives and restricts the benefits afforded such president after leaving office.
Specifically, the bill prohibits the use of federal funds for any symbol, monument, structure, building, or public land commemorating a former president twice impeached or who has been convicted of a state or federal crime relating to actions taken in an official capacity.
The bill also restricts the benefits given to former presidents who have been twice impeached, including with regard to pension, staff, travel, and burial in Arlington National Cemetery.
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