United States Code

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§ 1591.
Reimbursement for travel and transportation expenses when accompanying Members of Congress
Subject to subsection (b), the Secretary concerned may authorize reimbursement to a civilian employee who is accompanying a Member of Congress or a congressional employee on official travel for actual travel and transportation expenses incurred for such travel.
The allowance provided in subsection (a) may be paid—
at a rate that does not exceed the rate approved for official congressional travel; and
only when the travel of the member is directed or approved by the Secretary concerned.
In this section:
The term “Member of Congress” means a member of the Senate or the House of Representatives, a Delegate to the House of Representatives, and the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico.
The term “congressional employee” means an employee of a Member of Congress or an employee of Congress.
The term “Secretary concerned” includes the Secretary of Defense with respect to civilian employees of the Department of Defense other than a military department.
(Added Pub. L. 100–180, div. A, title VI, § 617(b)(1), Dec. 4, 1987, 101 Stat. 1097.)
cite as: 10 USC 1591