A bipartisan bill would prohibit members of Congress from buying first-class flight seats with taxpayer funds.

The four sponsors of the measure, Reps. Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarOvernight Energy: Green groups to sue over Trump rollback of Obama water rules | GOP climate plan faces pushback from right | Bezos launches B climate initiative GOP climate plan faces pushback — from Republicans New Qatari prime minister means new opportunities MORE (R-Ariz.), Raul RuizRaul RuizHispanic Democrats demand flu vaccines for detained migrants Private equity-funded doctors coalition spends million lobbying on 'surprise' medical billing CBO: Fix backed by doctors for surprise medical bills would cost billions MORE (D-Calif.), John BarrowJohn Jenkins BarrowRepublican wins Georgia secretary of state runoff to replace Kemp The most important runoff election is one you probably never heard of Our democracy can’t afford to cut legal aid services from the budget MORE (D-Ga.) and Walter JonesWalter Beaman JonesExperts warn Georgia's new electronic voting machines vulnerable to potential intrusions, malfunctions Georgia restores 22,000 voter registrations after purge Stacey Abrams group files emergency motion to stop Georgia voting roll purge MORE (R-N.C.), said it would ensure lawmakers don't use taxpayer money to fly first class. They titled the bill the "If Our Military Has to Fly Coach Then so Should Congress Act."

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"At a time of massive deficits and with a national debt in excess of $17 trillion, members of Congress should not be using taxpayers' hard-earned money to buy luxury airline seats," Gosar said in a press release announcing the bill.

The legislation would allow for first-class travel to accommodate disabilities or medical problems. Otherwise, official funds for travel by lawmakers or staffers would be limited to booking coach seats.

"It's not enough to give lip service to cutting wasteful spending — we should set a good example. And not spending other people's money on first class travel is a good place to start," Barrow said in the statement.

Rep. Tammy DuckworthLadda (Tammy) Tammy DuckworthJoe Walsh ends GOP primary challenge to Trump Illinois senators meet with Amtrak CEO over ,000 price tag for wheelchair users Democrats ask Amtrak to review policies after wheelchair users quoted K ticket price MORE (D-Ill.) introduced a measure two weeks ago that would only limit, rather than completely ban, members using taxpayer money to purchase first-class domestic airfare. 

Duckworth’s legislation would allow purchases of first-class seats if the flight was at least five hours or coach-class accommodations were unavailable in urgent travel circumstances. It would also allow an exception if first-class seats would "result in an overall cost savings by avoiding additional subsistence costs, overtime, or lost productive time while awaiting coach-class accommodations."