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New Bill Would Eliminate Pensions For Felons In Congress

5th District Congresswoman Susan Brooks introduced The Respecting the Institution of Congress Act.

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Brooks says one of the goals of the bill is to help restore confidence among the American people in their elected officials.

Indiana 5th District Congresswoman Susan Brooks has introduced a bill which would eliminate pension benefits for members of Congress convicted of felonies.

“If you are convicted of any felony either while serving as a member of congress or after you leave congress the taxpayers should not be required to pay a pension for your service in office,” Brooks says.

It‘s called the Respecting the Institution of Congress Act. The bill would only apply to current and future members of Congress.

Brooks says one of the goals of the bill is to help restore confidence among the American people in their elected officials.

She says everyone in Congress needs to hold themselves more accountable.

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