(a) In general
There is established for the House of Representatives a single allowance, to be known as the "Members’ Representational Allowance", which shall be available to support the conduct of the official and representational duties of a Member of the House of Representatives with respect to the district from which the Member is elected.
The Clerk Hire Allowance, the Official Expenses Allowance, and the Official Mail Allowance, as in effect on the day before September 1, 1995, are merged into the Members’ Representational Allowance.
(c) "Member of the House of Representatives" defined
As used in this section, the term "Member of the House of Representatives" means a Representative in, or a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress.
The Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives shall have authority to prescribe regulations to carry out this section.
(e) Effective date
This section shall take effect on September 1, 1995 and shall apply with respect to official and representational duties carried out on or after that date.
CODIFICATION Section was formerly classified to section 57b of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.CHANGE OF NAME Committee on House Oversight of House of Representatives changed to Committee on House Administration of House of Representatives by House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Jan. 6, 1999.
2 U.S.C. § 5341 (2018)