Bill Plans To Strip Pension & Perks For Presidents Convicted Of Felonies

Two key House Democrats have proposed a bill to revoke a lifetime pension and other taxpayer-funded perks from former presidents who are convicted of felonies during or after office. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-New York), who leads the Democrats’ campaign arm, and Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington) have authored the Restoring and Enforcing Accountability of Presidents (REAP) Act. It would reform the Former Presidents Act of 1958 by taking away the $219,200 annual pension, office space and budget to pay for staff from past presidents who have been convicted of a felony. Th…

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