House OKs bill slightly cutting former presidents' pensions - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

House OKs bill slightly cutting former presidents' pensions

Posted: Updated:

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former presidents get lucrative book deals and high-paid speaking gigs. So there's no need for taxpayers to support them as they did in the past.
  
The House on Monday backed legislation slightly reducing the pension of former presidents and capping how much they can bill taxpayers for office expenses and staff. The measure passed by voice vote.
  
Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., the bill's sponsor, says the lifestyle of former presidents means taxpayers can pay less.
  
Similar legislation passed in the last Congress, but President Barack Obama vetoed it, saying it didn't provide enough transition time for compliance.
  
The measure sets the pension for former presidents at $200,000 annually. It sets the office allowance at $500,000, but that amount shrinks in ensuing years.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • StatewideMore>>

  • Avalanche danger HIGH in West Central Montana backcountry

    Avalanche danger HIGH in West Central Montana backcountry

    Friday, January 12 2018 10:00 AM EST2018-01-12 15:00:09 GMT

    According to a post on the Missoula Avalanche Facebook page, an avalanche warning is in effect for the West Central Montana backcountry and the current avalanche danger is HIGH.

    According to a post on the Missoula Avalanche Facebook page, an avalanche warning is in effect for the West Central Montana backcountry and the current avalanche danger is HIGH.

  • Plans to rebuild Russell St. move forward

    Plans to rebuild Russell St. move forward

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 9:34 PM EST2018-01-17 02:34:30 GMT

    A project to rebuild Russell Street and the Russell Street bridge is finally moving forward.

    A project to rebuild Russell Street and the Russell Street bridge is finally moving forward.

  • Update: One man is in custody after Causeway Chalet ATM theft

    Update: One man is in custody after Causeway Chalet ATM theft

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:57 PM EST2018-01-17 00:57:14 GMT


    Police say they have several leads and are working hard to find the criminals and get the machine back to its rightful owner, but one patron said he doesn't think they were after the cash, but instead the pin numbers stored inside that machine, which could lead to a bigger problem for the bar and grille.
     

    The suspects got away after leading officers with the Lewis and Clark county Sheriff's Department on a dangerous chase along Lincoln Road after they broke into the Causeway Chalet and stole the bar's ATM.

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • UPDATE: Flathead sheriff identifies suspect in Monday night alert

    UPDATE: Flathead sheriff identifies suspect in Monday night alert

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 1:49 PM EST2018-01-16 18:49:58 GMT
    KALISPELL- The Flathead County Sheriff's Office has released an update after a Monday night alert. On Monday around 7:30 PM, the office warned Somers/Lakeside residents that they were searching for an armed man in the area. Tuesday, the sheriff's office said the man, Kevin Ray Mitchell, 30, of Libby, was wanted by police for allegedly stealing a pickup and breaking into a family members' home to steal weapons. Mitchell was also reported to be under the influence of methamphetami...
    KALISPELL- The Flathead County Sheriff's Office has released an update after a Monday night alert. On Monday around 7:30 PM, the office warned Somers/Lakeside residents that they were searching for an armed man in the area. Tuesday, the sheriff's office said the man, Kevin Ray Mitchell, 30, of Libby, was wanted by police for allegedly stealing a pickup and breaking into a family members' home to steal weapons. Mitchell was also reported to be under the influence of methamphetami...
  • Police: Washington State University QB Tyler Hilinski dead from apparent suicide

    Police: Washington State University QB Tyler Hilinski dead from apparent suicide

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 2:05 AM EST2018-01-17 07:05:06 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Pullman Police say at around 4:30 pm, officers responded to the Aspen Village Apartments to check on the welfare of Washington State University football player Tyler Hilinski after he did not show up for practice earlier in the day. Officers arrived and found 21-year-old Hilinski deceased in the apartment with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Pullman Police say at around 4:30 pm, officers responded to the Aspen Village Apartments to check on the welfare of Washington State University football player Tyler Hilinski after he did not show up for practice earlier in the day. Officers arrived and found 21-year-old Hilinski deceased in the apartment with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

  • Galveston Island Serves Up 7th Annual Restaurant Week

    Galveston Island Serves Up 7th Annual Restaurant Week

    The seventh annual Galveston Restaurant Week - Saturday, January 6th to Sunday, January 21st, 2018 - brings Galveston Island's vibrant food scene to life for two full weeks of delicious dining. The event will showcase...
    The seventh annual Galveston Restaurant Week - Saturday, January 6th to Sunday, January 21st, 2018 - brings Galveston Island's vibrant food scene to life for two full weeks of delicious dining. The event will showcase...
  • Convicted sex offender accused in Spokane Valley rape was there to turn in scratch tickets

    Convicted sex offender accused in Spokane Valley rape was there to turn in scratch tickets

    Sunday, January 14 2018 11:55 PM EST2018-01-15 04:55:41 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- The level three sex offender accused of a brutally raping a Spokane Valley Cenex Zip Trip clerk, told KHQ he went to the gas station to cash in some lottery tickets. From behind bars, he also said used meth shortly before his arrest and doesn't remember several hours from early Saturday. 

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- The level three sex offender accused of a brutally raping a Spokane Valley Cenex Zip Trip clerk, told KHQ he went to the gas station to cash in some lottery tickets. From behind bars, he also said used meth shortly before his arrest and doesn't remember several hours from early Saturday. 

  • Global Alumni Management Software Market 2017 Share, Trend, Segmentation and Forecast to 2022

    Global Alumni Management Software Market 2017 Share, Trend, Segmentation and Forecast to 2022

    "Alumni Management Software Market 2017"Wiseguyreports.Com adds “Alumni Management Software Market Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities, Analysis of Top Key Players and Forecast to 2022” To Its Research...
    "Alumni Management Software Market 2017"Wiseguyreports.Com adds “Alumni Management Software Market Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities, Analysis of Top Key Players and Forecast to 2022” To Its Research...
Powered by Frankly
Copyright - All content © 2001 - 2018. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.