Category Archives: General Government

H.R.3759 – RAISE Family Caregivers Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 22, 2017 H.R.3759 – RAISE Family Caregivers Act Brief – HR 3759 aims to provide for the establishment and maintenance of a Family Caregiving Strategy. The Secretary shall convene a Family Caregiving Advisory Council to advise and provide recommendations, including identified best practices, to the Secretary on recognizing and supporting […]

H.R.4171 – To amend title 5, United States Code, to extend the authority to conduct telework travel expenses test programs, and for other purposes.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 15, 2017 H.R.4171 – To amend title 5, United States Code, to extend the authority to conduct telework travel expenses test programs, and for other purposes. Brief – “H.R. 4171 would extend the authority to conduct two telework programs for federal workers until December 31, 2020. One is for the […]

H.R.4182 – EQUALS Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 1, 2017 H.R.4182 – EQUALS Act of 2017 Brief – H.R. 4182 would extend the probationary period for members of the senior executive service from one year to two years and would require a probationary period of at least two years for most members of the civil service. The bill […]

H.R.4174 – Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 17, 2017 H.R.4174 – Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2017 Brief – HR 4174 amends titles 5 and 44, United States Code, to require Federal evaluation activities, improve Federal data management. TITLE I—FEDERAL EVIDENCE-BUILDING ACTIVITIES Not later than the first Monday in February of each year, the head of […]

H.R.3071 – Federal Acquisition Savings Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 17, 2017 H.R.3071 – Federal Acquisition Savings Act of 2017 Brief – Under HR 3071 ‘with respect to any cost-effectiveness analysis for equipment acquisition conducted on or after the date that is 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the head of each executive agency shall […]

H.R.469 – Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 27, 2017 H.R.469 – Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2017 Brief – “This bill establishes public notice and comment procedures and motion to intervene standards for civil actions seeking to compel agency action and alleging that an agency is unlawfully withholding or unreasonably delaying an […]

S.585 – Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 13, 2017 S.585 – Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 Brief – ‘S. 585, the Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017, provides additional protections to Federal employees who are retaliated against for disclosing waste, fraud, or abuse in the Federal Government. Additionally, the bill directs the […]

H.R.2229 – All Circuit Review Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 13, 2017 H.R.2229 – All Circuit Review Act Brief – This bill makes permanent the authority for judicial review of certain Merit Systems Protection Board decisions relating to whistleblowers. The Merit System Protection Board hears whistleblower complaints against the federal government. The bill would permanently extend the authority for federal […]

H.R.2196 – To amend title 5, United States Code, to allow whistleblowers to disclose information to certain recipients

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 13, 2017 H.R.2196 – To amend title 5, United States Code, to allow whistleblowers to disclose information to certain recipients Brief – ‘The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) hears claims against federal agencies brought by whistleblowers. Expanding the scope of the protections to include additional supervisors could increase the number […]

H.R.378 – Bonuses for Cost-Cutters Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 13, 2017 H.R.378 – Bonuses for Cost-Cutters Act of 2017 Brief – HR 378 would amend title 5, United States Code, to enhance the authority under which Federal agencies may pay cash awards to employees for making cost saving disclosures, and for other purposes. The cost savings would come from […]