Prohibits the use of government funds to pay for an official portrait of an officer or employee of the federal government.
Eliminating Government-funded Oil-painting Act or the EGO Act
This bill prohibits the use of funds appropriated or otherwise made available to the federal government to pay for an official portrait of an officer or employee of the federal government, including the President, the Vice President, a Member of Congress, the head of an executive agency, or the head of an office of the legislative branch.
Original sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]
Passed House by voice vote.
Passed Senate by unanimous consent.
Related bill: HR 1701 (Identical bill; did not pass the House)