East front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., as seen July 16, 2018.
U.S. Sens. Jacky Rosen, D-Nevada, and Rick Scott, R-Florida, have reintroduce their bill that would strip members of Congress of their pensions if they are convicted of bribery or other crimes related to their official duties.
“This bipartisan legislation would close a loophole that allows corrupt politicians to collect taxpayer-funded pensions after being found guilty of committing a crime,” Rosen said in a news release.
Rosen and Scott said the bill would also apply to those who are convicted but later pardoned by the president.
She said the legislation would close a loophole that allows corrupt politicians.
“It is unthinkable that a former member of Congress could be convicted of a crime involving public corruption and still benefit off the taxpayer dollars of hardworking families,” said Scott.