House Passes Legislation to Reimburse Federal Employees for Using Uber

The House passed legislation this week that would allow traveling federal employees to be reimbursed for ride sharing services such as Uber or Lyft.

The House passed legislation this week that would allow federal employees to be reimbursed for using ride sharing services when traveling on government business.

Known as the Modernizing Government Travel Act (H.R. 274), the bill was introduced by Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA). It would require the General Services Administration to make regulations clarifying that federal workers may be reimbursed for using ride sharing services such as Uber or Lyft when on official travel.

The House previously passed similar legislation last year, but it never advanced in Congress.

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